And kid, you’ve got to love yourself. You’ve got wake up at four in the morning, brew black coffee, and stare at the birds drowning in the darkness of the dawn. You’ve got to sit next to the man at the train station who’s reading your favorite book and start a conversation. You’ve got to come home after a bad day and burn your skin from a shower. Then you’ve got to wash all your sheets until they smell of lemon detergent you bought for four dollars at the local grocery store. You’ve got to stop taking everything so goddam personally. You are not the moon kissing the black sky. You’ve got to compliment someones crooked brows at an art fair and tell them that their eyes remind you of green swimming pools in mid July. You’ve got to stop letting yourself get upset about things that won’t matter in two years. Sleep in on Saturday mornings and wake yourself up early on Sunday. You’ve got to stop worrying about what you’re going to tell her when she finds out. You’ve got to stop over thinking why he stopped caring about you over six months ago. You’ve got to stop asking everyone for their opinions. Fuck it. Love yourself, kiddo. You’ve got to love yourself.

Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.

Elise Boulding (via awelltraveledwoman)

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Katie Lee reflects in one of Glen Canyon’s magical side canyons before they were flooded in 1963 by the completion of Glen Canyon Dam and what she calls “Res Foul” (aka Lake Powell) in a scene from DAMNATION which is now available on iTunes, DVD, and On Demand everywhere. Photo: Katie Lee Collection
https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/damnation-2014/id881038856

getting ready to trek to Zion Nat’l Park with friends, and thinking about what a shame it would be if it were all enveloped by a dam, like Glen Canyon was. how much we would miss if trips like this were not to be taken anymore - how limited our view would be of the world if we mistakenly thought we were the only beauty the world had to offer. 

patagonia:

Katie Lee reflects in one of Glen Canyon’s magical side canyons before they were flooded in 1963 by the completion of Glen Canyon Dam and what she calls “Res Foul” (aka Lake Powell) in a scene from DAMNATION which is now available on iTunes, DVD, and On Demand everywhere. Photo: Katie Lee Collection

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/damnation-2014/id881038856

getting ready to trek to Zion Nat’l Park with friends, and thinking about what a shame it would be if it were all enveloped by a dam, like Glen Canyon was. how much we would miss if trips like this were not to be taken anymore - how limited our view would be of the world if we mistakenly thought we were the only beauty the world had to offer.