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"I demand unconditional love and complete freedom. That is why I am terrible."

- Tomaž Šalamun (via larmoyante)

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"With my last breath, I’ll exhale my love for you. I hope it’s a cold day, so you can see what you meant to me.
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- Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I’ve ever written, and it still sucks (via quoted-books)

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"I’ve been hurt so bad and I still love so hard. I admire my heart for that."

- Alexandra Elle, Words from a Wanderer  (via sexual-feelings)

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disheartens:

I hope you fall in love with a man with good music taste and a jawline stronger than your wifi connection

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"I want a soul mate who can sit me down, shut me up, tell me ten things I don’t already know, and make me laugh. I don’t care what you look like, just turn me on."

- Henry Rollins  (via thatkindofwoman)

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"Ho! Ho! Ho! To the bottle I go
To heal my heart and drown my woe
Rain may fall, and wind may blow
And many miles be still to go
But under a tall tree will I lie
And let the clouds go sailing by."

- J.R.R. Tolkien (via observando)

"It’s about moments in life that are great but don’t last. They don’t go on, but you always have the memory and they have an effect on you. That’s what I was thinking about."

- Sofia Coppola on Lost In Translation (via funeral)

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nubbsgalore:

photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts

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