world on wheels

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Eddie’s Wheels is a company created by Eddie and Lesley Grinnell, a married couple who were inspired to create this ingenious endeavour after their Doberman, Buddha, became partially paralysed in 1989. After not being able to find any form of help for his companion, Eddie invented a attachable cart for Buddha so that he could still enjoy his life to the very fullest. From that point onward, Eddie and Lesley dedicated their time to creating carts, harnesses, and wheelchairs for disabled dogs worldwide.

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It’s time for FORESHADOWING and GIFS. As soon as I knew this chapter was coming up I wanted to draw all the boys. I’m sure Min doesn’t have her viewings as pictograms but I like to imagine what if. I remember loving this sequence when I first read it, getting goosebumps at all these future hints, but in retrospect I wish some scenes weren’t foreshadowed. When you build up something for so long it can make it feel perfunctory when it actually happens.

There’s so much journey and heartache ahead for all these characters. I was flipping through A Memory of Light the other day and for all my waxing and waning interest in the series it was still emotional to see it all come to an end.

A bit of a Pep Talk

…because why not for today.

Aries: Your bravery and spirit can inspire many, teach them that should they feel knocked down, they are fully capable or standing up again with a full and forgiving heart. Never lose that childful vigor, rage, hunger for life, for it will lead you well like a compass. Stand up for those that lack your bounce back abilities.

Taurus: Sink into the feeling of the moment right now with your feet planted firmly on the ground. Move from the past and shield your eyes from the future, for this moment is the most important. The scents, the sounds and how you feel will not warp with time, but stay with you like a melody of a song.

Gemini: The ability to make someone laugh should never be underestimated for its healing powers, to knock the egos right back down and lift the spirits of those struggling. The intellect is a vast portal, and you have the talent of choosing we should go.

Cancer: Though maybe called too much or too sensitive, understand that we don’t come into this world with built up walls and shells, but soft, gentle, fully feeling. We learn to shut this off, although you never quite learnt that. It is something to cherish, something we all should cherish.

Leo: You enjoy the luxury in this life, the fine side of things, but you know how to shower others with the same adoration you expect. Live richly, squeezing every last drop of joy out of your experiences, and mourn when things turn sour. Live life with a full and bold heart.

Virgo: You notice the small things, see the beauty in the details that some may overlook, can see the intricacy of this universe. With this may come anxiety and nerves, feelings of being swamped by so much that you do not share with others, but remember, in the delicate details, stories are told.

Libra: Self sacrifice and the willingness to bring people together doesn’t have to be a weakness, in fact, it takes incredible strength. You are a creative force in this world, someone to be admired and adored, where the willingness to unite left and right can be a gift for our collective world.

Scorpio: Seeing people in their fullness, accepting both the good and their challenges is something to be proud of, not a creature of darkness but someone able to bring others into the light. You lock away sacred secrets, lips sealed if only they asked.

Sagittarius: You embody that stare of longing a child gives a closed window in a classroom, ready to break it and dash before you can be captured, away to the fields outside awaiting adventures. You show us that really, state of mind is everything, and when we see silver linings, it manifests in Gold.

Capricorn: You show us that to strive for dreams is not too far away and that we can do the same, that to work methodically to the top of the mountain can bring great rewards, and great lessons in self-belief. Your humour, support and grounding energy along the way makes the journey all the better.

Aquarius: You break the boundaries and barriers so others don’t have to, seeing them as the cages that they often are. You open people to ideas, to things they would have never even considered before, propelling us forward to the new world. You break the wheels that keep us spinning in boredom.

Pisces: The willingness to extend care to people from all walks of life has left you being called naive at times, too trusting, but without this you seem to whither into cynicism. Picture what the world would be like if everyone could extend their hand so freely. It is a fine picture indeed.

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tid appreciation week 17: day two - favourite relationship

“There will be other lives.” Jem held his hand out, and for a moment, they clasped hands, reaching across twin rings of fire to interlace their fingers with each other. “The world is a wheel,” he said. “When we rise or fall, we do it together.” 

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It’s everyone’s favourite unhinged flamey face, Ba’alzamon. I always enjoy repeat readings of The Eye of the World because of how obvious some reveals are in hindsight. He has a great speech in this chapter that makes his true nature quite evident if you know what to look for.

Also Rand’s “I suppose he looks good to women” is strangely hilarious to me, it’s ok to use your eyes Rand, just admit the guy is handsome.