❝ This is an important lesson to remember when you’re having a bad day, a bad month, or a shitty year: Things will change. You won’t feel this way forever. And anyway, sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are the ones your soul needs the most. I believe you can’t feel real joy unless you’ve felt heartache. You can’t have a sense of victory unless you know what it means to fail. You can’t know what it’s like to feel holy until you know what it’s like to feel really fucking evil, and you can’t be birthed again until you’ve died. ❞
If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: and Other Things Your Mother Never Told You by Kelly Cutrone   (via unlively)

Here’s some random, silly images from yesterday and today. Cheers, Normandy, you’ve been good to us. Onto the South tomorrow.

Deauville/Honfleur, Normandy, France

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latimespast:

"The greatest continuing news story in the history of man has begun," The Times declared on June 6, 1944, better known as D-day. The declaration came not in the text of the story on the front page, but in the box you see at the bottom. It promised "the detailed story of the invasion, complete with all the available maps and pictures," delivered with "speed, thoroughness and accuracy."

You can see how some of that coverage played out in the days that followed here, and here are photos of people reading the front page you see above.

- Laura E. Davis

❝ Find someone that doesn’t just plant flowers in the worst part of you, but waters the dead ones ❞
— Violum  (via galahxies)
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Honfleur, France

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most important gif

break my heart for what breaks yours, everything I am for Your kingdom’s cause. so why should I worry? why do I freak out? You know what I need. in spite of the uneven odds, beauty lifts from the earth.

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So here in the final draft, I’ve given all I have.
Strange how the heart expands in the absence of a plan.
There’s nothing left on the page, but I’m okay with that,
For I found my resolution
Was designed for stronger hands

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❝ Instead of training people to become marketers or to write the next useless phone app, we’re going to support people who want to see through the media, and use it to wage attacks on the status quo, this is media studies for Occupiers. ❞

Omaha Beach and American Cemetery, Normandy, France

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❝ Reading the Bible with the eyes of the poor is a different thing from reading it with a full belly. If it is read in the light of the experience and hopes of the oppressed, the Bible’s revolutionary themes—promise, exodus, resurrection and spirit—come alive. ❞
— Jürgen Moltmann
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Étretat, France

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flatsound:

i wanna feel how dogs feel when you let them go in a big field 

this was actually me today running around on big cliffs. i mary i dog

Filled with wonder, awestruck wonder… Slowly but surely, this place is stealing our hearts.

Étretat, France

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