"Falling Elk" by John Stortz on INPRNT

All nonbasic lands are mountains.

All nonbasic lands are mountains.

Green by Joan Mostad on Flickr.

Cinderwood | Small Cube
"The floor is lava!"

500px: - Tadpoles by Bert Willaert

The Iron Throne as described in the novels, officially endorsed by GRRM on his blog as the most accurate artistic representation thus far. By artist Marc Simonetti.

Daily Meditation: 

What do you really want in life? Like, really. Don’t just answer. Take a moment. Be informed by your instinct. Listen to your natural intuition and then investigate it. Ask it questions. Explore. Question. If you’re answer is a material thing throw it out. If you’re answer is a situation, what is it? If you’re answer is a feeling, you might be on to something. Get down to the core of what it is you want in your life, break it down to its smallest elements. If you do this what you’re likely to find is its simply, to be happy. Or perhaps, to put it another way, to be free of suffering. This is what every human in the history of humanity wants.

So, what are you doing about it? What are you doing about it daily? What are you doing right now? Where does happiness lie on your list of priorities? In life we don’t get something of value without giving something of value. So what do you do daily? Do you buy your coffee because you, “Have to have it?” Do you complain about a coworker or “friend” you don’t really like? Do you check your Facebook or Instagram account? How many times a day do you do these things? But can you name something you do consistently, at least daily, in an active, engaged pursuit of happiness?? I’ll say it again, to gain something of value you have to give something of value. Whether its your time, attention, money, resources, opportunities to do other things. All things have a cost. So if you’re answers to the previous questions were, “Well I don’t know.” or perhaps, “Nothing.” that is exactly what you’re going to get.

I don’t say this as a punitive statement. I say it to aid a shift in perspective. We all want something for cheap. Better yet, free. But the really important things in life, the best things, don’t come that way. We give our time to them, our attention, our focus. We even make sacrifices, sometimes extremely difficult ones, in order to achieve or preserve them. Our life is so extremely precious and its fleeting nature demands action if we are to gain that which we seek. To really realize this, to experience gratitude for our experience and opportunities and to actively work towards a sincerely happy, fulfilling life is to understand the value of our existence.

You get out what you put in. Stop working so much. Stop obsessing about the things you don’t like. Stop longing to be somewhere or with someone else. Start living in the here and now. Start realizing you hold the key to gaining everything you want. Start structuring your time to reflect the importance of happiness in your life. Start building a foundation for lasting and sustainable personal fulfillment. It will be worth it. Because what do we desire more than happiness? I can’t think of anything.

Snoopy’s an ass…

by javidelucar on Flickr


Harry Potter and the Year he thought it was Snape but it was Quirrel
Harry Potter and the Year he thought it was Draco but it was Ginny
Harry Potter and the Year he thought it was was Sirius but it was Wormtail
Harry Potter and the Year he thought it was Karkaroff but it was Moody/Crouch Jr
Harry Potter and the Year everyone knew it was that B*tch Umbridge
Harry Potter and the year it actually did turn out to be Snape
Harry Potter and the Year it turned out to be Harry all along.

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Opal formation in fossilized wood.

Abandoned school bus cultivates moss on the side of the road in Puerto Rico
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