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Marilyn Monroe by George Barris, 1962. These were the last professional photographs taken of Marilyn before her death in August 1962.

She was a person of passion and great love, even when things were not going well for her. Sometimes I felt a sadness watching her, a beautiful girl who had achieved the impossible, a dream of all beautiful, talented girls - fame as an actress on the silver screen. I could see a sadness in her eyes; she had learned to smile, laugh, and clown, even though her heart was breaking. 

- George Barris in “Marilyn: Her Life In Her Own Words

For mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven’t tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It’s probably worth it.
—  Alex Garland: The Beach
A Tip For White People

When you are talking about an indigenous group, be careful that what you’re describing is not actually a woodland fairy.

Many indigenous groups do have a desire to protect their land, and are majestic and beautiful peoples so I know this can be tough.

But if you find yourself using the following terms to describe an entire population of contemporary indigenous peoples, you have probably mixed your group up with forest elves:

  • natural affinity with nature
  • spiritual connections with history
  • protective instinct over nature
  • creative spirits
  • mystical
  • superstitious practices
  • warriors

And so much more.