my-lens

The Viking

This image is of very low quality—it seems that my lens was really malfunctioning this day back in 1978—much to my chagrin now.

In any case, the Viking is a railroad car ferry of the Ann Arbor Railroad. The ship was built in 1925 as Ann Arbor No. 7. In 1964, she was rebuilt, in Superior, Wisconsin, into the M. V. Viking. I was able to witness a Green Bay and Western Alco working the slip as well—in Kewaunee, Wisconsin.

One image by Richard Koenig; taken April 23rd 1978.

September 11, 2017// “my love is beautiful deception” 

one year ago, I started bullet journaling, and it’s really impressive seeing how far I’ve come since then (especially considering that this spread has the same colour scheme as my first spread).  

so throughout this past year, I’ve learned: 1) it’s cheesy but practice makes perfect!! you don’t see improvement every time you make a spread, but don’t get frustrated and give up because it’s a learning process, and 2) studyblr classics like Tombow, Muji, and Mildliner always will have way cheaper counterparts (especially the latter two) so know the alternatives if you wanna save money! I recently found gel pens at an Asian mall for a fraction of Muji’s prices, and crayola supertips are honestly the best investment I’ve ever made. 

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✨ This sounds like wishful thinking, but it’s true. When it comes to how I experience life (my happiness and general mood) the state of my mind is more influential than the state of my circumstances. The world holds no inherent meaning beyond my perception of it. Nobody’s perception of reality is objectively true; everyone’s point-of-view is merely an interpretation. If 100 people sat where I am sitting now, each 100 people would have a different interpretation of their surroundings based on their points-of-view and past experiences. The world is a blank canvas. My perception creates the picture.

When I perceive imperfection in another person or see a flaw in my life, do these flaws actually reside in the person and my circumstances, or does the flaw reside in my perception? My thoughts are so fundamental to my interpretation of life that I rarely notice how every day I am painting the canvas of my experience through the lens of my perception. Every thought is another brush stroke. Each subconscious judgement is another color. Soon I am looking at a painting (my experience of life) and have forgotten that I created it.

The kindest thing I can do for myself is remembering to slow down and observe my thinking mind – each inhale and exhale of thought – instead of giving it free reign to shape my experience of life without supervision. This is the point of meditation. My mind has the power to perceive both heaven and hell in each passing moment. Heaven is the state of unbiased and non-attached awareness. Hell is the hurricane of mental chaos. Regardless of what is happening in my life, I have the power to choose my point-of-view. My thoughts may seem insignificant compared to the big bad world, but the state of the world – with all its monsters, demons, angels, and lovers – does not impact my emotions as much as the state of my mind.

Logic does not help here. Only awareness. Because the world is an unfair place, seeing life from a happy perspective is not always rational. There are a million good reasons to be unhappy and blame others. But when I shift my focus from my circumstances to my awareness, I remember that peace-of-mind is always a choice.

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anonymous asked:

Which members need glasses?

All members but Jhope have prescription glasses: 

  • Jin said in BTS 2016 Kkul fm HERE that he is farsighted and when he is not wearing glasses he is surely wearing lenses. You may have seen Jin blinking a lot in some videos, it’s usually because he ends up wearing contacts for a long time and his eyes get dry and itchy ‘cause of contacts.

Originally posted by jjilljj

  • Yoongi mentioned in BTS: In my bag (GLOBAL OFFICIAL FAN CLUB A.R.M.Y. 3rd TERM) HERE (I carry) “Eyeglasses. Since I’m nearsighted… I need this when composing and reading.”

Originally posted by sugamysavagebaby

  • Rapmon also said in BTS: In my bag (I carry) “Glasses and lens, for my bad eyes” he also mentioned in 4 things show behind the cut HERE  that his eyesight is bad so he wears lenses. 

Originally posted by fyeahbangtaned

  • Jimin specified in BTS in my bag too (I carry) “Lens.My vision isn’t good so it’s been a necessary item for about 5 years”.

Originally posted by sosjimin

  • Taehyung wear prescription glasses, he posted many tweets that you may find HERE where he wore them. He also used them during shootings (look at the gif below)

Originally posted by ulikethischain

  • Jungkook eyesight hasn’t been good lately *cough*video games*cough* These glasses HERE are his prescription glasses. 

Originally posted by nochuie

  • Jhope: We have no information about him wearing any prescription glasses or lenses, so I guess he only wears them for fashion purposes.

Originally posted by jjilljj

Note that the members wear a lot of glasses and colored lenses just to compliment their style. They mostly wear prescription lenses because they don’t feel at ease wearing their glasses on camera. Hope this was helpful ^^