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. 

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. 

happy anniversary @jakekoeppl | can’t believe how lucky I am to have married the man of my dreams. thanks for making every day a party; I love you.

happy anniversary @jakekoeppl | can’t believe how lucky I am to have married the man of my dreams. thanks for making every day a party; I love you.

If you are a dreamer come in
If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar
A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer
If youre a pretender com sit by my fire
For we have some flax golden tales to spin
Come in!
Come in!

Shel Silverstein (via observando)

Why We Read The Fault in Our Stars

fishingboatproceeds:

briallenhopper:

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I wrote about cancer, writing, and friendship for the LA Review of Books.

I loved this essay about The Fault in Our Stars and supporting a young person with an incurable cancer diagnosis. It’s the best review of the book I’ve read.

A. O. Scott wrote a brilliant and troubling review of the TFIOS movie; Hopper’s essay is a kind of response to it, and one that I found very encouraging. It helped me to think about what books ought to do, and what they can’t do.

Don’t surrender your loneliness so quickly. Let it cut you more deep. Let it ferment and season you as few humans and even divine ingredients can. Something missing in my heart tonight has made my eyes so soft, my voice so tender, my need for God absolutely clear.

Hafiz (via middlenameconfused)