If you don’t understand, ask questions. If you’re uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway. It’s easy to tell when a question is coming from a good place. Then listen some more. Sometimes people just want to feel heard. Here’s to possibilities of friendship and connection and understanding.

Source: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah (via larmoyante)
eternalwinternight:

hunhanny:

I feel educated

Where was this when I was in calculus

eternalwinternight:

hunhanny:

I feel educated

Where was this when I was in calculus

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Understand her,

trungphan:

She wants you to try and understand her & the motive behind her actions, At times you may think she’s just overreacting?  But really there’s a reason behind her actions even if you may not see it.. Because in all honesty she wouldn’t just be sad or mad for no reason. So take the time to listen to her, be there for her when she needs you to be because it shows that you care, you care because she’s important to you & her happiness is your happiness.

loveualatte:

mizzjade:

werexwolf:

paulyyyd-666:

radicalspiirit:

stunningpicture:

This is how I proposed to my girlfriend - she said yes!




Ohmuhgawd.


I would say yes in a heartbeat.

loveualatte:

mizzjade:

werexwolf:

paulyyyd-666:

radicalspiirit:

stunningpicture:

This is how I proposed to my girlfriend - she said yes!

Ohmuhgawd.

I would say yes in a heartbeat.

awwww-cute:

Yoga is for everyone

awwww-cute:

Yoga is for everyone

bluepueblo:

Valley Fog, Yosemite, California
photo via ray

bluepueblo:

Valley Fog, Yosemite, California

photo via ray

You never need to apologize for how you chose to survive.

Source: Clementine von Radics  (via l-eer)

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formido:

THIS SELFIE IS MY EVERYTHING
obama + biden 5ever&ever

formido:

THIS SELFIE IS MY EVERYTHING

obama + biden 5ever&ever

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no-such-thing-as-random:

California’s Best Kept Secret: A Century-Old Subterranean Gardens

Fresno, California tends to be one of those cities that people are ‘just passing through’ on their way to see something else. But pass through too quickly and you’ll miss out on a little secret subterranean paradise…

More of an underground mansion, the Forestiere Gardens are a manmade creation of sprawling subterranean passageways, courtyards and living quarters– built by a single man.

Baldasare Forestiere (1879-1946) was a bit of a rebel. Sicilian-born to a wealthy father, by the age of 20, he’d had it with his controlling old man and upped sticks to America in 1901 to pursue his own future. He took jobs digging subway tunnels in New York and Boston to make ends meet until he decided to try his luck on the West Coast. Eventually settling in Fresno, California, Baldasare purchased 80 acres of land to make a life for himself as a farmer. The only problem was, the land wasn’t fit to be cultivated– at least not on the surface.

With just a wheelbarrow, a pick and a shovel, Forestiere began digging and digging, and digging some more. Ten feet below the dense layers of inarable soil, he discovered a layer of damp-proof clay. The discovery would be the start of a life-long devotion to building his elaborate subterranean world.

Forestiere built nearly 100 rooms, passageways and courtyards with circular holes above to allow a variety of plants and fruit-bearing trees to take root in large planters and protrude through the openings at ground level. Over a period of 40 years, he excavated oasis spans over 10 acres (all in his spare time).

From oranges and exotic fruits to century old vines of sweet purple wine grapes; all kinds of temptations ready to be plucked are dangled in front of you as discover the passageways and courtyards…

But of course this wasn’t just a subterranean garden but Forestiere’s home too. With the extra help of two donkeys (no dynamite or motorized mechanical methods were used), he carved out bedrooms, a kitchen, bathing area, living room and even his own personal chapel. Being underground also allowed him to escape the harsh California summer heat.

Forestiere had never had any formal education in architecture or engineering and yet, his arches, vaults and stone-built walls mimicked the sophisticated building techniques of the Ancient Romans. He didn’t even waste time with architectural planning on paper– the Italian just dug and dug and created his catacomb-like network of chambers as he went along.

Today, Forestiere’s descendants run a small operation under the Forestiere Historical Center, that opens up the extraordinary home to the public and offers guided tours as well as special extended sessions at sunset.

(x)

You will be shocked, kids, when you discover how easy it is in life to part ways with people forever.

That’s why, when you find someone you want to keep around, you do something about it.

Source: How I Met Your Mother (via laurenarlene)

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thatsonofamitch:

adriofthedead:

davekat:

amour-and-bisous:

emmazzin:

this is a real thing omg

This is my favorite thing

 

this is so very british

oh my god it gets better when you understand exactly how far he went