present-moment

anonymous asked:

It seems to me that Kubo can't even control his own characters in 686. While he tried really hard to give a married vibe for the canon couples, I can barely sense the presence of Ichigo in it (or Rukia). It was only when he interacted with Rukia did I really see him again, this is just so weird.

That’s right. Because their characters in 686 are fundamentally different than who they are portrayed to be over a decade, they appear to be “not present” in the moment. It’s just like when you have a close friend you have known for years and if they suddenly start acting weird you would know immediately something is wrong and see right through them. I didn’t think much of the ichiruki moments in 686 personally, I can’t really recognize the guy in that chapter. It is not Ichigo for sure. There is no reason for someone to look so terrible at just 27 and I don’t mean just physical looks, he looks so terribly beat and just done with life. Rukia doesn’t look like herself either. So it’s quite easy to ignore the last two chapters.

if we are so busy searching for worth that we miss the sapphire sky and cackling blackbird. what else is missing?

maybe we try too hard to be
remembered, waking to the
glowing yellow disc in ignorance,
swearing that today will be
the day, today we will make
something of our lives. what
if we are so busy searching
for worth that we miss the
sapphire sky and cackling
blackbird. what else is missing?
maybe our steps are too straight
and our paths too narrow and
not overlapping. maybe when
they overlap
someone in another
country lights a candle

-Mackenzie Connellee, from “Suggestion” from Time You Let Me In: 25 Poets under 25 - Poems selected by Naomi Shihab Nye (February 23rd 2010 by Greenwillow Books)

anonymous asked:

but what if Kevin was colorblind?

Oh, oh, oh

Anon, sweet beautiful anon

What if it wasn’t just normal color blindness, you know being born color blind, but rather color blindness from being hit in the head/face too many times.

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Singapore: Sentosa Island at Night

I took a cable car to get here just as the sun was setting. When I arrived, the guy operating the station said “Where are you trying to go?”

I said, “What is there?”

“At this time of night? Nothing but surf,” he told me.

“Perfect. That’s what I want!”

No one was there, so once I got my pictures I waded out until the water was up to my thighs. It was a hot night and the water was warm and yes, those are oil rigs just offshore. But the moon was out, I was on the other side of the world from my home, I was all alone with my feet in the sand and water all around me, so I just started laughing. I was here, present in the moment in a way that I hadn’t been for months.

One of my dreams was coming true.

When you are washing the dishes, washing the dishes must be the most important thing in your life. Just as when you are drinking tea, drinking tea must be the most important thing in your life. Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the whole world revolves—slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life.
—  Thich Nhat Hanh

YOUR PERSONAL HEAVEN IS DETERMINED BY HOW MUCH YOU DECIDE TO TAP INTO THE INEXHAUSTIBLE, SOURCE OF DIVINE LOVE THAT FLOWS FROM WITHIN.  ~ANON I MUS (SPIRITUALLY ANONYMOUS)

Meditation plays a big role in my life. Meditation fortifies my spirit, improves my focus, my desire. When I fight I try to empty my mind. It’s called Mushin. When I don’t see anything around me, I only see that moment. Nothing else matters. that was how I was taught to live.
— 

Lyoto Machida

More sayings from The Dragon here.