find the beauty within

One day you will come across someone who will leave you completely in awe of them. Their kindness, their sincerity, their heart and the beautiful soul that you will get to know will leave you speechless. You will be shocked that people like this exist too. People who you only read about in books The kind of people who are just filled with good vibes and positivity. The kind of people who make you laugh, smile and regret that you didn’t meet them earlier. You will look at them and wonder how it was possible that someone else didn’t see what you see. How it was possible that someone let them go without digging in deeper to find a beautiful universe within them? You will ask yourself how you got the opportunity to meet someone this amazing and those before you didn’t notice their light in the way that you do. Or perhaps they did but they didn’t look any further. And one day when you come across someone like that, who is the definition of every single thing that you’ve ever been searching for, you’ll feel glad that those before you didn’t know what they were losing. Because you do.
—  Ruby Dhal
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The Dark Knight trilogy - alternate posters! Available here

How y'all doin?! I’m not allowed to show anything I’m drawing, but I thought I’d share a fun little thing that I’m doing. I love this series called A Movie Poster a Day (google and check it out!). Anyways, it inspired me to do my own little series.

In the style of minimalist, retro/ vintage posters, I’ll find beautiful shots and imagery within the movie itself to showcase. 

maybe we all have that one person that we’d always take back. bruised mouth, bloody ribs, you’re screaming at me and i’m taking it because no matter how bad it gets, there is always good to follow. and that’s what a lot of people don’t understand, the people who ask me why i can’t see the signs of an unhealthy relationship, why i can’t just walk away - that the good days outweigh the bad ones. i would walk away from you screaming one thousand times just to fall into your arms at the end of the night. i’ve learned how to catch your punches. i’ve learned how to find the beauty in pain. and i know: i should find happiness within myself or at least within people who are good for me, but i can’t help the way i feel and i can’t just leave something that makes me so happy. i will take you back until you literally throw me away.

I want witchy friends. Someone I can sit with and do spells with, go to witchy shops with, and go crazy over crystals. Someone who will send me crazy DIY Witch ideas, or cute witch things. I’d like to go on adventures within the earth and find what beauty she holds. To see the colors, the flowers, and animals she houses. I want to adventure with a friend, a witchy friend.

When you wake up with the sun and sleep with the moon, everything will fall into place. The universes energy wants to work with you, not against you. You will find a flow that suits every part of your being. Just allow yourself to be. Be at one with everything with your life and find peace within the beauty of this world.
— 

the universe has good intentions by Amy Kennedy

11/05/17

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Honestly I don’t trust people that dislike Hunk Garrett because like, just

look at him

look at him

look at him

look at this beautiful sunshine boy how can you find it within your being to dislike him

Your mind will always be a mystery to me.” he said. “Sometimes you say words and you look far ahead like you’re thinking of something else. It’s like you’re existing in different places at the same time. And I love it. I love how mysterious you are. You know I am willing to figure you out forever.” he laughed a little and look at her adoringly. “There’s always something more about you that I want to know. And the more I dig in, the more I crave to find what’s underneath your skin. I want to find those precious diamonds within you. I want to know how beautiful your soul is.” he paused and smiled genuinely. “You caught me, in the best impossible way. And I don’t want to be free from you, again.
—  ma.c.a // Beautiful Mystery
signs as untranslatable foreign words

Aries: Schadenfreude. German – the feeling of pleasure derived by seeing another’s misfortune.

Taurus: Cafuné. Brazilian Portuguese – The act of tenderly running one’s fingers through someone’s hair.

Gemini: Verschlimmbessern. German – to make something worse when trying to improve it.

Cancer: Mamihlapinatapei. Yagan/Tierra del Fuego – The wordless, yet meaningful look shared by two people who both desire to initiate something but are both reluctant to start.

Leo: Kjæreste. Norwegian – A gender neutral term for girlfriend or boyfriend. It literally translates as “dearest”.

Virgo: Wabi-Sabi. Japanese – “a way of living that focuses on finding beauty within the imperfections of life and accepting peacefully the natural cycle of growth and decay.”

Libra: L’ésprit d’escalier. French – is the feeling of finding the perfect retort too late, though it literally translates to “staircase wit.

Scorpio: La douleur exquise. French – the exquisite pain that comes from loving someone who will never love you back.

Sagittarius: Fremdschämen. German – Embarrassment you feel on behalf of someone who is too dumb to know they’ve done something they should be embarrassed by.

Capricorn: Geborgenheit. German – the feeling that, when with a certain person or in a certain place, that nothing could ever harm you.

Aquarius: Koev halev. Hebrew – Empathizing with someone else so deeply that it causes your heart to ache.

Pisces: Goya. Urdu – the transporting suspension of disbelief that can occur in a good storytelling.

i am fire
i am the brightest of flames
i can take down anything
and everything
that dares to get in my way
i am powerful
i am strong
i am passionate
i am a force to be reckoned with
i am captivating beauty
  and paralyzing fear
don’t try to drown me
for i will rise
and rise
and rise again
and should this flame go out
like the phoenix
i will find it within me
to be reborn
into something
just as beautiful
and powerful
and amazing
as i was to start with
—  Anonymous said: Can you write something about self love?
(cc, 2017)

tfw it’s canon that blue boy is insecure about his body to the point where he wouldn’t even let spa workers examine it. I wonder why….Now that I think about it, he’s only ever worn large coats and jackets. Has this just always been a thing that we haven’t noticed? I wonder why he’s so insecure though - could it be that there’s something he’s trying to hide…? While I’ve had my suspicions about V’s childhood and possible neglect on the side of his parents (supported by strong canon evidence, since he seems not to be close with them. And they didn’t even show up to his funeral in the Secret Endings), but I never suspected physical abuse. I still think that’s highly unlikely. But as an artist, it’s kind of V’s job to find the beauty in everything; he appears unable to find it within his own body, which kind of upsets me because he is absolutely beautiful. I’m probably thinking about this too much, but it’s worth speculation.

marceee24  asked:

Top 5 places you recommend visiting in Vienna/Austria?

MuseumsQuartier

lots of museums in the immediate area but it’s also great for just hanging out cause it’s really pretty around there !

Schmetterlinghaus

it’s a really beautiful greenhouse with a lot of pretty butterflies in it !

Belvedere

I can’t even describe how beautiful it is there, it’s like a fucking fairytale

Wiener Staatsoper

the state opera is just a really impressive building ?? an architectural marvel

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

a stunning (!!!) art museum

the signs and their quotes

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Aries are strong and determined. They are ambitious, assertive, driven, impulsive and loyal and they can achieve whatever they put their mind to.

Your Quote: ‘I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.” ― William Ernest Henley

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Taurus are known for their stability. They are reliable, focused, deliberate and calm and they are known for their inner strength, you can never tell if a Taurus is going through a hard time because they never show it.

Your Quote: “That which does not kill you makes you stronger.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Gemini is probably the most sociable and friendliest of all zodiac signs. They are fun, expressive, flexible and affable. Being around them is always delightful and people are always drawn to their bubbly personality.

Your Quote: “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” ― Charlie Chaplin

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Emotional, sentimental and nurturing, they are known for their kind and gentle hearts and their ability to take the high road in challenging situations. They are wise and honest and they forgive all the time.

Your Quote: “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”― Buddha

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Leos are born to rule the world. They are confident, charismatic, fearless and love being the center of attention. They know they are the best and are determined enough to prove it to the whole world. They know how to shine no matter how many people try to bring them down.

Your Quote: ‘Your love makes me strong, Your hate makes me unstoppable.’  — Cristiano Ronaldo

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Virgos are very perceptive and analytical. They are very practical and they like to solve problems. They know that they can help those who can’t help themselves and they try their best to be there for everyone because they know that they will find the solution to any problem.

Your Quote: “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” ― John Bunyan

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Libras are peaceful, loving, caring and affectionate. They are well-balanced, diplomatic and cooperative. They definitely make others feel at ease around them and they are always looking out for those they love and see the best in people.

Your Quote: “When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” ― Donald Miller

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Scorpios are super intelligent, intuitive and ambitious. They are very attractive passionate, and intense individuals. They know how to succeed in life and they always leave an impact wherever they go. They truly have it all.

Your Quote: “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful…that’s what matters to me.” ― Steve Jobs

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Sagittarians are energetic, adventurous and exciting. They like to live to the fullest and are not afraid of taking risks. They love traveling and learning and hate being trapped in one place.

Your Quote: “Travel: as much as you can, as far as you can, as long as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.” ― Unknown

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Capricorns are patient, hard-working, shrewd, and sophisticated. They appreciate the finer things in life and they love to surround themselves with a few close friends. They are very devoted and faithful.

Your Quote: “You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Aquarians are creative, witty, and revolutionary. They are unconventional and dynamic and they are fixers. They are always trying to fix people, fix themselves or fix the world. They have big hearts and they care about the world and healing people.

Your Quote: “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” – Dalai Lama

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

They are imaginative, sensual and romantic. They are also sensitive to the needs of others and are very compassionate. They always feel things so deeply and they are always giving without expecting anything in return. They are easily moved by stories and inspired by people.

Your Quote: “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return.” – Moulin Rouge

Today, I fucked up... by thinking my friend was Satan for several years

Ok, so this fuck up actually occurred between 5th and 6th grade. I’m 25 now and this is still easily the biggest fuck up of my life…so far.

When I was in elementary, I made friends with a boy on the playground named Stan. Stan was a good kid. He was smart, loved to play, listened to his parents; you know, all the good stuff. Well right around that time, the Catholic church my family had been going to for several years brought in a new priest. This guy was one of those fire and brimstone type guys. You know, the kind of guy that would stand in the quad of his local state college screaming at the harlots and Jezebels walking by. This priest pretty much rewrote the Sunday School curriculum to put the fear of God into his children. Needless to say, my education in faith changed from learning about the Golden Rule and being kind to others to learning what Satan would do to me if I touched my ‘Holy Place’. That is the first time I had heard of this guy, Satan. I had learned about the Devil, lucifer, Adam, and Eve, but not this mean guy Satan. Now, you’re probably thinking to yourself “The Devil, Lucifer, Satan, Beelzebub - they’re all the same being!” Yes, you are right. But to a very young child who’s only interaction with any of these names is in the antagonist of stories, I didn’t make the connection they were the same. Keep in mind, my previous priest was amazing. He understood that you can’t put fear into children and worked diligently to help us find the beauty within our own faith. This new guy was different. He wanted you to know early and often who and what Satan was. Unfortunately for me, I apparently had some sort of ADD/ADHD/Dyslexia (I don’t know, I wasn’t paying attention) and confused the word Satan with Stan.

As you can imagine, I was very confused. How could Stan, such a good guy and friend, hurt people? The thought terrified me. From that moment forward I feared any wrongdoing in front of Stan as I thought he would punish me. I actively avoided him at school, to the point in which we stopped being friends. I kept my eye on him from a distance…just waiting to see what horrible things he would do to people. I never told my parents about why Stan and I stopped being friends and I assume they didn’t notice. This continued for a few years, until the summer between 5th and 6th grade. Stan and I ran into each other at our local pool. As I walked through the front gate our eyes met and I went white. My parents recognized Stan and his family and immediately went over there to socialize, forcing me to actually talk with him. That’s when it happened: Stan asked me why I don’t play with him anymore. So many emotions exploded at that moment and I shouted, in front of his family, “Because you hurt people who do bad things!” My parents, his parents, hell half of the pool just stared at us. All was quiet until my mother cleared her throat and asked me where I had heard that. “Mom, Reverend Endofdays said Stan punishes people who do bad things!” Everyone just stared at me, blankly. “Honey…[Long Pause]…I think you mean Satan.” It took several minutes, but I realized the extent of my fuck up. For several years I had been operating under the assumption that my friend was the King of Hell.

Fast forward a few years, Stan and I are still pretty close friends. Though he moved away after highschool, we still joke about this incident.

TL;DR: I thought my friend Stan was Satan for several years. I was wrong.

Check out more TIFUs: Internet`s best fuck ups are here.

dating taetae would include:

[gender neutral] ☼


  ∙ creeping up and hugging you from behind 

  ∙ teasing

  ∙ i feel like tae would enjoy pda + making sure everyone knew you were his 

  ∙ hand holding

  ∙ your parents loving him 

  ∙ lip syncing your favourite songs together 

  ∙ annoying guk with your fluffiness 

  ∙ pinkie swears 

  ∙ sharing sweaters !!! 

 ∙ he’d enjoy playing with your hair “its so soft baby” 

∙ pet names - princess//prince//angel//cutie//sweetie//kitten

∙ he’d love to take pictures of you when you weren’t looking; he just finds you too beautiful so he loves to capture it within a picture 

∙ he adores your smile 

∙ speaking of your future together 

∙ i think taetae would encourage you endlessly. you want to eat the biggest hotdog in the world? he’d believe in you and your dream 

∙ he’s serious when its neccessary 

∙ when your upset he’d snuggle into you to break through the tears 

∙ dorky snapchats !!! 

∙ skinship 

∙ shy kisses 

∙ dom! tae 

∙ eYe smiLES

∙ i think jimin would third wheel you two a lot when he’s not with guk 

∙ jealous! tae

∙ puns you later find out were stolen from jin 

∙ “please, i’ll walk the puppy baby, just please?” 

∙ arguments over the stupidest stuff but he’d always crack and hug you to say sorry 

∙ no matter what, he’d always find a way to make you happy 

∙ hickeys 

∙ tae would sit you on his lap at any given opportunity honestly 

∙ drunk!tae would lead to him giggling about how much he loves you 

∙ selcas//pictures 

∙ taes bad attempt at sexting “are you wearing clothes? man, i love your clothes” 

∙ your dates would either include movies or food. or both 

∙ he’d make you stand on his feet when you dance together so he can lead 

∙ tol or smol, he thinks you are breathtaking 

∙ your weight doesn’t matter to him. he adores all of you 

∙ he’d be a blushing mess whenever you touched him 

∙ “i hate you” “i love you too” 

∙ he’d send you selcas of him imitating your pictures 

∙ taetae would make the cutest boyfriend !!!! 


a/n : thanks for reading!! i hope this is okay, tae is my bias so i wanted to do his first but if anyone wants me to, ill do others!!! [slight jikook mention]

Viktor's Pauses

Okay, this is a break from my usual tough love on Viktor. This time, I’d like to talk about something Viktor does that makes me really, really happy and proud of him.

We see how kind Viktor is to Yuuri. He is thoughtful and careful with him in a way that appears so soft and warm and everything that made us fall in love with them. Somehow, Viktor just seems to do and say the right things. Not all the time, of course, and he has had his slips like what we saw at the Cup of China, but this is because Viktor is still learning. Most of the time though, he seems to have the right words to say.

The best part for me though is HOW Viktor says these things - more specifically, how he comes up with them. It is not as if the responses come naturally, or are top of mind. He had to learn them, because Viktor definitely thought about other things before the things that he does say out loud. How do we know?

He pauses.

For example, in episode 3, Yuuri (and Yurio) struggle with their respective programs. Yuuri, at his wits end, suddenly comes up with the crazy, “That’s it! Katsudon!”

Now look at what happens next:

There must have been a dozen things that passed through dear Viktor’s mind. Remember, he didn’t know that Yuuri forgot everything that happened at the banquet. He didn’t know that Yuuri didn’t know about his own Eros potential. Viktor’s thoughts possibly ranged from “Excuse me?” to “What the actual fuck,” but he does not say these things. Instead, he pauses.

What do pauses even mean? A pause means a person is thinking. Viktor thinks about what he will say to Yuuri. Granted, Viktor does not have the record of being the most tactful person on Earth. We have seen him deliver brutal truths with that heart-shaped smile of his, but that only makes it even more precious that he makes these later considerations for Yuuri.

Viktor did not start off being this considerate. You know when this kindness started? When Yuuri first ran away to skate away his anxiety since Viktor came, and then more and more as Viktor learned that Yuuri was apparently shy and more delicate than Viktor initially thought him to be.

So back at the dinner table, of course we know that what Viktor says instead of, you know, Yurio’s more sensible, “Seriously?” is:

Viktor’s first careful step!

Fast forward to Hot Springs on Ice. Yuuri panics when it is his turn, but eventually, comes up with another gem:

Viktor pauses a bit.

He’s still not used to this type of lines from Yuuri. In the end though, his answer to Yuuri is:

The beauty of what Viktor does is that it’s a considerate way of acting neutral while he tries to understand how this beautifully confusing creature he sort of fell a little in love with at the Sochi banquet ticks. At the same time, whether he meant to or not, he says things that Yuuri seems to need, as proven by the way Yuuri blushes every time Viktor says something that tells him that Viktor is on his side. Viktor is very careful with Yuuri, and what I love about it is that it shows to us that Viktor still wants to stay and get to know this person even though he is not who Viktor thought he was.

Episode 4, as we know, is that wonderful, wonderful episode that spanned the months of Yuuri’s training, during which we are somehow told that Yuuri and Viktor grew closer and got to know one another better. The next Viktor-pause is not so much a consideration for Yuuri as much as it is proof that Viktor picked up the habit of thinking before he speaks around Yuuri, and somehow finding the right words to say within those brief pauses.

The beauty of the pause here is that it seems to be a tentative one. The theme is love? Why did it become love, now when I am working on him with this? Am I somehow making progress with this person? Viktor pauses for his own sake this time, because Yuuri’s theme caught him off-guard.

But after all this time, Viktor is better with Yuuri, and his response is:

He reacts positively to Yuuri and supports his decisions. He has learned to relate with Yuuri better, and continues to be kind to him. He knows how to say yes to Yuuri’s decisions in the best way possible.

Here is another of my favourite scenes, purely because of Viktor’s word choices.

“Perfect” and “the best theme” – Viktor’s words are encouraging and uplifting, and I can perfectly imagine how they can affect Yuuri and motivate him.

Episode 5 is yet another gift of an episode where, for the first time, we hear Viktor think. And boy, he thinks a lot, and now we know that he does think a lot before doing and saying things in regards to Yuuri. We know he does not always agree with his student:

Yet at the end of the day, still makes the conscious decision to accept and support him.

We can see how this endeared Viktor to Yuuri. I mean look at the boy’s face in that last frame. He’s so happy, he actually cried. Viktor’s constant affirmation helped Yuuri grow and be more confident in himself. While I do believe that Viktor is naturally warm and a very kind person deep down, and while providing Yuuri this kind of positive regard is not contradictory to his personality, it’s wonderful to think that he still had to learn and develop these things in himself as well.

Now, of course Viktor isn’t perfect. He slipped in episode 7 and said the wrong thing. But, as Yakov said, Viktor still had a lot to learn, but it’s heartening to see him keep at it, isn’t it?

Lol, he even does this silent pause thing during their engagement. There was a good pause there, but then again maybe it was just shock. He’s been quiet even during the time that they bought the rings, and pretty much just followed Yuuri in a daze (I assume) up to the last moment. He doesn’t even talk until Yuuri prompts him.

Viktor still says something good, though - probably the best that could be said given the circumstances and given what Yuuri said. He has also grown quite a lot. Somewhere along the way, he learned to speak Yuuri’s language, and it is just a beautiful thing to watch.

It was in a bathtub back in New York, reading Italian words aloud from a dictionary, that I first started mending my soul. My life had gone to bits and I was so unrecognizable to myself that I probably couldn’t have picked me out of a police lineup. But I felt a glimmer of happiness when I started studying Italian, and when you sense a faint potentiality for happiness after such dark times you must grab onto the ankles of that happiness and not let go until it drags you face-first out of the dirt—this is not selfishness, but obligation. You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.
—  Eat, Pray, Love (Elizabeth Gilbert)