Bagpipes are among the most underrated instruments — a real shame, because their sound is so rich and beautiful. I get what I like to call, “primordial sentiment goosebumps” listening to this.

Home. Someday. 

Home. Someday. 

I crave every bit of this.

I crave every bit of this.

(Source: atfirstparadise)

thesecretbrand:

You’re Never Too Young To Dream Big

thesecretbrand:

You’re Never Too Young To Dream Big

cybergata:

Cat at Sultanahmet/Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey, Nov 2013 by Where Is Your Toothbrush? on Flickr.
infamousgod:

Los Angeles {Gif by Infamousgod}

infamousgod:

Los Angeles {Gif by Infamousgod}

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A Look at the Gorgeous Ruins of an Art Nouveau Casino

Some of my earliest (and fondest) childhood memories are of lackadaisical days spent building sand castles and collecting sea shell treasures on the beaches of the Black Sea…. I’ve never been to the Romanian coast, but I am very intrigued by this casino and the potential for repurposing it as a space to be enjoyed by the community. I have a fascination with abandoned spaces and this seems like one that’s ripe with opportunity to be reused in more meaningful ways…

Good tunes on a Sunday

A friend from this summer sent me this really sweet children’s book in the mail. I realized just how enlightening and uplifting children’s books are. We shouldn’t stop reading them when we “grow up”… there’s so much truth to them and the simplicity with which they’re written is refreshing.

A friend from this summer sent me this really sweet children’s book in the mail. I realized just how enlightening and uplifting children’s books are. We shouldn’t stop reading them when we “grow up”… there’s so much truth to them and the simplicity with which they’re written is refreshing.

Governor Dodge State Park

I’m on a boat!

I’m on a boat!

I spy, I spy a big bird. Can you find it?

I spy, I spy a big bird. Can you find it?

Work. Sleep. Repeat.

So much work. I was in North Carolina last week, going to Boston next week. After that it’s going to be Ottawa, Canada and Dayton, OH. And Appleton, WI sometime in between. I’ve more or less stopped going out late — I guess this is what it means to grow up.

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.