The view from one of our tea house rooms (roughly $2 a night) walking our way to Gokyo. Trekking through Nepal’s Himalayas isn’t as expensive as some people might think.
B-Sides from 'Lakes of Gokyo'
I’m definitely Pro-Selfie. I think that anybody who’s Anti-Selfie is really just a hater. Because, truthfully, why shouldn’t people take pictures of themselves ? When I’m on Instagram and I see that somebody took a picture of themselves, I’m like ‘Thank You’.
I don’t need to see a picture of the sky, the trees, plants. There’s only one you.
I could Google image search ‘the sky’ and I would probably see beautiful images to knock my socks off. But I can’t google, you know ‘what does my friend look like today?’
For you to be able to take a picture of yourself that you feel good enough about to share with the world - I think that’s a great thing
Ezra Koenig being the most adorable human being ever (via unmaiden)
Going to church. Playing around the house. Window shopping. These are the types of everyday, seemingly innocuous activities that wound up before the lens of iconic civil rights photographer Gordon Parks. Parks, a self-taught artist, believed in the photographic medium as a weapon of change, capable of awakening people’s hearts and undoing prejudice.
An exhibition of Parks’ rare color photographs, entitled “Gordon Parks: Segregation Story,” will go on view this fall at The High Museum of Art in Atlanta. The photos capture a particularly disturbing moment in American history, captured via the lives of an African American family, the Thorntons, living under Jim Crow segregation in 1950s Alabama.
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Sagittarius - The Love Lamp
The detached, indifferent, and typically humorous expression of Sagittarius acts as a deceptive subterfuge to what tends to cover a tender, amorous and committed heart. The Mutable/Fire Sagittarian individual sees life as an adventure; and similar to their love life, like to keep sentiment free from heavy emotional undertones. It is sufficient for these individuals to express affection in playfulness, spontaneous affection and regardless of internal commitment, a fierce guardianship over their freedom and independence will be a terminal presence. Life is a bowl of cherries to Sagittarius, and they like to keep their romance sparkling with the same idealism; optimism, faith, good music, good wine, adventure and never enough emotion to greywash the portrait. Love is casual, fun and blithe here, and seen as an addition of one’s journey and play rather than an entity to fill an internal emptiness or void.
When we peel beyond the layers of Sagittarian knowledge and novelty, often we find vicious insecurities, and a deeper shame and embarrassment surrounding intimacy and bearing heart. Despite a carefree and free spirited attitude, Sagittarians tend to take on a world of responsibility in relationships, and often take the blame for conflict or fallout. With a Fire heart, these individuals are fierce protectors of their loved ones and possess a universe of ready sympathy, thoughtfulness and romantic idealism. The mysterious half human half horse maintains his enigma through love, and can be frustratingly hard to read for those on the receiving end. All too often, the Sagittarian individual is swept up in their own physical and spiritual exploration through mental imagery; and this often leaves the impression of detachment or even avoidance in relationships. Although the Sagittarius is an extrovert at heart, these individuals believe in giving their partners plenty of breathing space; and require the same in return.
As a Mutable sign, Sagittarius maintain an airy and light approach to relationships that remains charming through adaptability and combined favor and luck through benefic Jupiter. These individuals tend to navigate life through an internal intuitive compass, and often have profound insights about the inner needs of their partners and accuracy in foretelling the future of relationships. Life to Sagittarius is a big, mysterious, curiosity enriching adventure, and their love life and relationships continue the theme. All too often the lure of overseas love, romance abroad, marriage to a foreigner propel these individuals to follow journey by heart, and many see romance as another form of faraway adventure. These individuals are more at comfort with a giggle, a kiss on the cheek and a night on the town rather than the materialism of traditional romance novels. Love to Sagittarius is the held out hand beckoning for new adventure, the roll over to morning laughter, days on end staring into new scenery, and the infection of optimism, spirit, faith and wander.
Every article that’s published about me has some reference to Hogwarts or Hermione or magic or “What would Harry and Ron say?” But I just can’t allow myself to get frustrated by that, because I’m really proud to have been part of Harry Potter and proud of the work that I did on those movies. And it’s understandable—you can’t expect people to adjust their expectations overnight. I think it would be stupid to try and fight it too much.
let’s spend our week nights eating cereal on the floor
when there is a perfectly fine table behind us.
we can go to the movies and sit in the back row
just to make out like kids falling in love for the first time.
we’ll paint the rooms of our house
and get more paint on us than the walls.
we can hold hands and go to parties we end up
ditching to drink wine out of the bottle in the bathtub.
and slow dance with me in our bedroom
with an unmade bed and candles on the nightstand.
let me love you forever.
ransom and i got married several months ago in an intimate ceremony, but recently had a larger reception for more family and friends, and it was a blast! as we’re both writers, it seemed fitting to have the event at one of our favorite bookstores: the last bookstore in downtown LA. we’ve had a lot of requests for photos, so i thought i’d drop a few here. hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
:::for the especially curious:::
my bouquet: was made from the pages of ransom’s novel (miss peregrine’s home for peculiar children).
our photographers: brandon + katrina of brandon wong photography.
venue: the last bookstore in downtown los angeles.
catering: the extremely fabulous heirloomla.
flowers: from floral art!
the band: one of our favorite local indie bands, the gallery.
hugs and books!