"Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly."
— ― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections (via justbesplendid)
"Do not chase people. Be you and do your own thing and work hard. The right people who belong in your life will come to you, and stay."
— Wu Tang (via lovefoundinwaves)
"Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind."
— Henry James (via kari-shma)
"Human beings are funny. They long to be with the person they love but refuse to admit openly. Some are afraid to show even the slightest sign of affection because of fear. Fear that their feelings may not be recognized, or even worst, returned. But one thing about human beings puzzles me the most is their conscious effort to be connected with the object of their affection even if it kills them slowly within."
— Sigmund Freud
"Alee Ibn Abee Taalib (radiyallaahu anhu) said: “Verily knowledge is more precious than wealth. Knowledge preserves you, while you preserve wealth. Knowledge judges while wealth is judged upon. The possessors of wealth have died, while the possessors of knowledge live on. Their (the scholars) bodies have passed away, but they are still present in the hearts of the people."
— [Adab Al-Dunya Wa Al-Deen, p.48] (via abu-amatullah)
Early Bird Special: British conservation activist Damian Aspinall recorded this video more than 20 years ago, when his daughter Tansy was just 18 months old; he decided to release it in recent days to raise awareness of endangered gorillas and show their gentle nature.
Unfortunately, Aspinall has suffered quite the backlash — 85 percent of voters in a Today show poll said they considered his actions to be “irresponsible parenting” and were concerned that letting a toddler play with 300-pound gorillas wasn’t safe.
Tansy Aspinall, now 23, defends her father: ”I don’t remember specifically that video but I definitely remember going in with the animals and just loving being around them. It was playing with another brother or sister, really. … My dad would never put me in with an overly aggressive gorilla, ever.”
Hey, it was the ’80s — can’t we just agree that the video is adorable?