Enthused. Occasionally.

Love is one kind of abstraction. And then there are those nights when I sleep alone, when I curl into a pillow that isn’t you, when I hear the tiptoe sounds that aren’t yours. It’s not as if I can conjure you there completely. I must embrace the idea of you instead.

David LevithanThe Lover’s Dictionary
(via bookmania)

it’s hard to talk about
the clenched fist
where your heart should be.

we can’t see past
the closed doors and silent phones and empty beds.

you reach a fork in the road
where both paths
lead to dead ends.

How do you heal
a numb heart or
absence-scarred eyes?
How do you choose 
a new trail, blazed without pain?

you are not enough
to put yourself together again.

you need to be

but only


fold your heart into small pieces
pack it away
in boxes and
in paper bags

tuck it into corners
leave it under stairs

put it away,
where sunlight and moths and careless hands
can’t stain
or tear
or eat away at it

maybe one day
when seasons change

when you can look in the mirror
without crying

or maybe when the pain starts
to ease
just around the edges

maybe then,
maybe then love will sound like something other than
a four letter word

another night
when our needs conflict
and I can’t see over the walls you build

another night

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I can listen no longer in silence. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. I have loved none but you.

Jane Austen, Persuasion (via bookmania)

Kevin Russ, Traveling And Paying The Bills With iPhoneography

A couple years ago I discovered Kevin Russ on Flickr. I love his portrait work and his use of natural light. I hadn’t seen much from him on Flickr in a while and just the other day I found out why. Kevin has been traveling the United States, shooting landscape photography with just his iPhone, and living off the print sales.

I must admit I am jealous of Kevin’s current life. He hops in his car, looks at a map of places he wants to go in this country, and takes off. When he gets there he photographs what he sees, predominantly landscapes and nature, and most of which he shoots on his iPhone. He is a contributor to iStockphoto as well as sells his prints on his Society 6 page. Check out his work, in my opinion it is absolutely beautiful. He also has a new flickr for his mobile photos, check it out! I think his work is a prime example of the fact that it isn’t about the camera, it’s about the photographer.


how can we not reblog this!

(Source: darren-criss)


Embry and Ares (by Arctic Blue Huskies)


Embry and Ares (by Arctic Blue Huskies)


From the Department of Awesome Natural Wonders comes this impressive geological formation - an enormous rock perfectly balanced atop a smooth mound. Located deep inside the forests of Finland, the balancing rock is called Kummakivi:

“There is still no scientific explanation for how the rock, whose given name translates as ‘strange rock’ in Finnish, has wound up in such a perplexing position.”

However it happened, it’s a pretty awesome sight. But we don’t recommend standing under it for too long.

[via My Modern Metropolis]