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)
So call the mainland from the beach
Your heart is now washed up in bleach
The waves are rising for this time of year…
Your loves’ like rhinestones, falling from the sky
With future pixels in factories far away
Interesting Men’s Health Article on how Women and Men cope with break-ups at the same period of time.