Meet the faces of the “I’m Sorry” campaign, a group of Christians who go to Chicago’s pride celebrations every year to apologize for their past hateful actions against LGBT people. The group started in 2010 and has since moved to other cities across the world. This is what love looks like. (via the Advocate)
After living in rural Panama for two months now, I can confirm these things:
-seeing a sloth in the wild is not easy, as my sloth sightings are currently at zero
-not having internet regularly isn’t nearly as bad as I would have thought
-the mountains of Panama are beautiful beyond words
-teaching English is one of the most fun and fulfilling things ever
-being here has made me feel more alive than I thought possible
I’m in love with this picture
Evgenia Obraztsova and David Hallberg rehearsing and performing Onegin
I know balletomaneassoluta has already made a gif of this but I couldn’t resist making my own, in colour, black and white and in their performance :)
Ernest Hemingway (via euphoricnonsensee)
Another argument for being present, and mindful. I’m working on this, every day…
Marian Walter in Lacrimosa
Photos by Jack Devant © with kind permission of the Staatsballett Berlin
Did you know that you can make houses out of plastic bottles? By filling them with sand, and molding them together with mud or cement, the walls created are actually bullet proof, fire proof, and will maintain an comfortable indoor temperature of 64 degrees in the summer time.
And it’s not like there is any shortage on used plastic bottles out there. Here are some statistics from treehugger.com:
“The United States uses 129.6 Million plastic bottles per day which is 47.3 Billion plastic bottles per year. About 80% of those plastic bottles end up in a landfill!”
To build a two bedroom, 1200 square foot home, it takes about 14,000 bottles.
The United States throws away enough plastic bottles to build 9257 of these 2 bedroom houses per day! That’s just over 3.35 million homes, the same number of homeless people in America.
Many people in third world countries have taken up building homes out of plastic bottles, from Africa to Asia. Perhaps the trend will catch on in America and all of those bottles will stop ending up in the landfills. Wouldn’t they be better off housing the homeless? Kinda like all those empty houses scattered all over the country?
Carolina Ballet rehearses Sleeping Beauty
Natalia Osipova and Carlos Acosta in Royal Ballet’s Giselle Act 2 Pas De Deux
I’m in so love with English/Russian Osipova. It fits her so well