Bizarre surreal portaits by Alexandra Levasseur
…Watch this. Love your lover’s body. Love your body like you’d love your lover’s body.
And, I feel the most beautiful when I know someone doesn’t see my shape, or color or height, but instead looks me in the eyes and smiles at me, takes my hand, or holds my shoulders, and authentically shares themselves with me.
ladies, you need to watch!
— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Most Colorful River in the World
For most of the year, Caño Cristales in Colombia looks like any other river: a bed of rocks covered in dull green mosses are visible below a cool, clear current. However, for a brief period of time every year, the river blossoms in a vibrant explosion of colors. During the short span between the wet and dry seasons, when the water level is just right, a unique species of plant that lines the river floor called Macarenia clavigera turns a brilliant red. It is offset by splotches of yellow and green sand, blue water, and a thousand shades in between.
SYLVIA PLATH ‘The fig tree’
Its laughter, the music of splintering beams & glass,
The flames reaching through the second story of a house
Almost as if to—mistakenly—rescue someone who
Left you years ago. It is so American, fire. So like us.
Its desolation. And its eventual, brief triumph.
the blind spots, your heart lacks the apparent vision to see clearly
what has happened, whence it passed
the truth of the matter
it shatters like glass
the water clearly in turmoil
you have been confused
by your feelings brought to boil
— Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook (via perfect)