we need other human beings. i’ve done my best to live without other people. and there are times there is nothing i wish more than to be alone in the wild. but there’s a reason solitary confinement is torturous. so while we don’t need a specific person to make our lives complete, we very much need others who love us as we are. we need community. it’s a very delicate dance. a balance of (healthy) independence and (healthy) dependency.

You don’t need another human being to make your life complete, but let’s be honest. Having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn’t see them as disasters in your soul but cracks to put their love into is the most calming thing in this world.
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Amboseli National Park, Kenya

 by Aubrey Stoll

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It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
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Still off the grid exploring the music of nature.

This is day one hundred and ninety-four.

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Cowboys and Indians ride into US capital to protest Keystone pipeline 

WASHINGTON — For a few days, tepees erected by Native Americans and their cowboy allies will frame the view of the Washington Monument from the National Mall.  

A group of roughly 60 ranchers, farmers, and tribal leaders and members whose land falls near or on the proposed pathway of the contested Keystone XL pipeline, calling themselves the Cowboy and Indian Alliance, rode into the nation’s capital on horseback Tuesday to set up camp and begin four days of demonstrations to register their protest of the project.  

The yet-to-be-approved 1,179-mile pipeline, which would carry crude oil from the tar sands of Canada’s Alberta province to Gulf Coast refineries in Texas, has been mired in controversylegal challenges and delays for five years.

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But it was also clear that an all-round increase in wealth threatened the destruction — indeed, in some sense was the destruction — of a hierarchical society. In a world in which everyone worked short hours, had enough to eat, lived in a house with a bathroom and a refrigerator, and possessed a motor-car or even an aeroplane, the most obvious and perhaps the most important form of inequality would already have disappeared. If it once became general, wealth would confer no distinction. It was possible, no doubt, to imagine a society in which WEALTH, in the sense of personal possessions and luxuries, should be evenly distributed, while POWER remained in the hands of a small privileged caste. But in practice such a society could not long remain stable. For if leisure and security were enjoyed by all alike, the great mass of human beings who are normally stupefied by poverty would become literate and would learn to think for themselves; and when once they had done this, they would sooner or later realize that the privileged minority had no function, and they would sweep it away. In the long run, a hierarchical society was only possible on a basis of poverty and ignorance.
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The female ‘confidence gap’ is a sham
Women’s lack of confidence could be just a keen understanding of just how little society values them, writes Jessica Valenti  (via guardian)
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Happy Earth Day!

Namburg National Park, Western Australia

 Galactic Centre by Luke Austin

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