dongho!birthday

But this body shows up, everyday, with the sun. This body has allowed me love, wind, rest. This body partitions for water, nutrients, nectar.
This body grows scabs. This body sheds the old. This body knows how new i am. This body knows rebirth. This body knows forgiveness on the cellular level. This body knows beauty as a birthright. This body can feed you new fruit. This body practices god. This body is. This body is. This body is. Mine.
—  Donte Collins 
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“The years go on, you see changes in yourself, but you’ve got to face that everyone goes through it… either you have to face up to it and tell yourself you’re not going to be eighteen all your life, or be prepared for a terrible shock when you see the wrinkles and white hair. Getting older doesn’t frighten me, but I wish I didn’t have to because I like life a lot.”
Happy 86th Birthday, Audrey Hepburn! (May 4, 1929 - January 20, 1993)

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Happy 86th Birthday, Audrey Kathleen Hepburn!
“How shall I sum up my life? I think I have been particularly lucky. Does that have something to do with faith also? I know my mother always used to say, ‘Good things aren’t supposed to just fall on your lap. God is very generous, but He expects you to do your part first.’ So you have to make that effort. But at the end of a bad time or a huge effort, I’ve always had - how shall I say it? - the prize at the end. My whole life shows that.”

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“How shall I sum up my life? I think I have been particularly lucky… does that have something to do with faith also? I know my mother always used to say, ‘Good things aren’t supposed to just fall in your lap. God is very generous, but He expects you to do your part first.’ so you have to make that effort. But at the end of a bad time or a huge effort, I’ve always had - how shall I say it? - the prize at the end. My whole life shows that.”

“The greatest victory has been to be able to live with myself, to accept my shortcomings… I’m a long way from the human being I’d like to be. But I’ve decided I’m not so bad after all.”

“We all want to be loved, don’t we? Everyone looks for a way of finding love. It’s a constant search for affection in every walk of life.”

“If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.”

“Love does not terrify me, but the going away of it does. I have been made terribly aware of how everything can be wrenched away from you and your life torn apart. If I had known very secure nights all my life, if I had never seen or felt the fear of being tortured or deported or blown up into a million pieces, then I would not fear it.”

“I know I have more sex appeal on the tip of my nose than many women in their entire bodies. It doesn’t stand out a mile, but it’s there.”

“Not to live for the day, that would be materialistic - but to treasure the day. I realize that most of us live on the skin, on the surface, without appreciating just how wonderful it is simply to be alive at all.”

“Pick the day. Enjoy it to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… the past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.”

”Love is action, it isn’t just talk, and it never was. We are born with the ability to love, yet we have to develop it like you would any other muscle.“

“‎I hope we will learn to love not only the faces that we see and know but also the ones we will never see or know.”

“Giving is living. If you ever stop wanting to give, there’s nothing more to live for.”

"I act the same way now as I did forty years ago; I was never backed up by professional training, had no Shakespeare at school, none of that. I had to skip it all, do it with feeling instead of technique.”

"If I blow my nose, it gets written all over the world. But the whole image people see of me is on the outside. Only we ourselves know what goes on; the rest is all in people’s mind.“

"Being without food, fearful for one’s life, the bombings - all made me appreciative of safety, of liberty. In that sense, the bad experiences have become a positive in my life.”

“Only simplicity and the truth count. It has to come from the inside. You can’t fake it.”

>“It has stayed with me through my own relationships. When I fell in love and got maried, I lived in constant fear of being left. Whatever you love most, you fear you might lose, you know it can change. Why do you look from left to right when you cross the street? Because you don’t want to get run over. But, you still cross the street.“

"I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.

“People associate me with a time when movies were pleasant, when women wore pretty dresses in films and you heard beautiful music. I always love it when people write to me and say ‘I was having a rotten time and I walked into a cinema and saw one of your movies, and it made such a difference.”

“The ‘third world’ is a term I don’t like very much, because we’re all one world. I want people to know that the largest part of humanity is suffering.”

“When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you. That’s when I think life is over.”

“I am proud - very proud - to have been in a business that gives pleasure, creates beauty, awakens our conscience, arouses compassion and perhaps most importantly of all, gives millions a moment of respite in our so violent world.”

“The years go on, you see changes in yourself, but you’ve got to face that - everyone goes through it… either you have to face up to it and tell yourself you’re not going to be eighteen all your life, or be prepared for a terrible shock when you see the wrinkles and white hair. Getting older doesn’t frighten me, but I wish I didn’t have to because I like life a lot.”

“The most important thing is to enjoy life - to be happy - that’s all that matters.”

happy birthday, Audrey Kathleen Ruston aka Audrey Hepburn (May 4th, 1929 - January 20th, 1993)

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Emilia’s birthday (Part II)

Awww mommy!, thank you for all these cute things.

You deserve it sweetie, now go tell your father. I’m sure he’s eager to know if you loved our presents too.

ok mommy!…. Daddy?

Yes, my love.

…. Can i have more toys????


Grandma, is it time? can we.. ? now?

mmmm Yes, it is time.

Yeay!! did you hear that mirror? it’s time time time time!! cake cake cake!!


i was literally dying to use that cute cat sweater.. now i can go to sleep in peace.