acacia

Acacia tree

“Around us, life bursts with miracles–a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere. Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles. Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms; ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap; a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos; a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings. When we are tired and feel discouraged by life’s daily struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh

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I made “Long Exposure” fanart because these two are so cute and they’re gonna be the death of me. The comic’s so sad right now. I can’t wait for the next chapter 💜. Either way Joey seems like exactly the kind of guy that would like flowers, and Mitch seems like he’d begrudgingly agree to wear them and then act like a dork because it made Jonas happy. They’re just so cute and everyone should honestly go read “Long Exposure” because it is the best. (On a side note: I really wanted to draw Mitch’s big ole teeth, but I tried and failed. So, closed mouth it is)
-Both-
Primrose: Young love
Roses: Love
-Jonas-
Lilacs: First emotions of love
-Mitch-
Acacia: Secret love
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anonymous asked:

How was Mark and Anna's opinion over the twins as they grew older? I would still think that they would much rather believe that Dipper is dead rather than a demon. The biggest thing that I wonder is Mabel and the triplets, we don't see much interaction between the three and their grandparents...

Dipper is far, far too real for them to ever pretend that he was dead. And, to be honest, they could never do that. They love him too much for that. Mark and Anna have a very difficult and strained relationship with Dipper, absolutely, but they can never fool themselves in thinking he’s dead. 

(also for the sheer amount of pictures with triplets being held in empty air and occasional ones where dipper shows up that Mabel sends them like- no denying Dipper is around.)

As for the triplets- things are definitely very awkward with Mark and Anna (especially after California). 

But.

But Mark and Anna love Mabel and Dipper, and of course love the triplets. There is no denying that. The triplets are their only grandchildren, and ofc the kids aren’t going to see Arnold and Rita. 

Once or twice a year, Mabel and Henry send the triplets to visit Mark and Anna for a week. It keeps Mark and Anna from having to come up to Gravity Falls too often and deal with…. awkwardness, and it lets the kids get to know their grandparents. And to be fair, all parties involved usually have a good time. Acacia loves going to Grandma and Zaydee’s house because there’s a sweet tree in the backyard she can hang out in (Mabel is very salty that Anna lets Acacia climb that tree when she never could but #grandparents). Hank by age 4 had befriended the entire neighborhood and loves seeing his California friends. Willow…. Willow can see the lingering colors in the house, in her grandparents’ auras… so it’s harder for her. But she does love cooking with Grandma.

There’s a distance, between Mark and Anna, and their grandchildren, and their children. It’s a distance that is only partially bridged. At the end of the day, if you pushed the triplets, their true grandparent would be Stan. 

It’s not perfect. 

But its better than nothing.