malformalady:

The Capsula Mundi concept, from designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel, uses an egg-shaped burial pod made from biodegradable starch plastic as the coffin, in which the body is placed in a fetal position and buried under the ground. A tree (or tree seed) is then planted over the top of the pod, which will use the nutrients from the decomposing body as fertilizer for its growth. Although the Capsula Mundi is still a design concept, not an actual option for those planning for their funerals (in part because of regulations about burials and cemeteries), the designers hope that in the future, this type of burial will be allowed and “memory parks” full of trees will be planted. Instead of cemeteries full of headstones, the trees would serve as living memorials to the deceased.
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THE TOP 30 THINGS THAT ALL HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMEN SHOULD KNOW

1. You will experience loss.

2. Sometimes your childhood friends turn out to be bad people.

3. Being kind is infinitely more important than being cool.

4. You will be forgotten.

5. Always turn in your homework on time.

6. Respect your teachers and they will respect you in return.

7. If someone doesn’t treat you well, leave them.

8. You will make mistakes that can’t be fixed.

9. It’s okay to experiment with alcohol and drugs, but be safe.

10. Forgive yourself.

11. ‘No’ is a good word to learn how to use.

12. If you’re having trouble, ask for help.

13. Sleep well every night.

14. Remember that a C is passing.

15. A test score is not a reflection on you as a person.

16. This all ends.

17. It’s better to have a few good friends than a lot of bad ones.

18. Don’t verbally or physically bully anyone ever.

19. Adults don’t always understand how hard high school is.

20. Volunteer time to a meaningful cause when you can.

21. Everything in moderation.

22. You can take a day off every once in a while.

23. Remember to still do things you enjoy with people you like.

24. Everyone gets acne.

25. Don’t date the same person twice.

26. Be honest with your friends.

27. Pencils on the ground in the hallways are fair game.

28. Have good posture while sitting or your back will be fucked for life.

29. You will grow in the most uncomfortable ways.

30. You are always your first priority. Be kind to yourself. Remember that you are worthy of everything.

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- d.a.s (via backshelfpoet)
5386 notes / 6 days ago / reblog
"1) Learn to put on your bracelets and zip up your dresses by yourself. There will be times when you will be alone.
2) Get on a long plane ride. Look out the window. Understand the immensity of our world. Understand your insignificance. Understand your absolute importance.
3) Press the send button. If you don’t say it now, you never will.
4) Do not sneer at happiness or roll your eyes at sadness. Be aware that apathy is not healthy.
5) You are more than the amount of people who want to have sex with you.
6) That pit in your stomach when he doesn’t text you back, it shouldn’t be there. No one should be able to control you like that.
7) Shopping is cathartic. Buy the shoes and deal with one-ply toilet paper for a while.
8) It will get better, but it will never be perfect. Learn to live through the small moments of happiness. When they disappear, remember they will resurface.
9) I promise that cookie will not change anything (except that it will make you smile).
10) Please, please, take care of yourself. You are everything to somebody. You are everything to your self. That alone is enough."
- things to remember, -n.m.  (via seabelle)
132780 notes / 2 weeks ago / reblog
"A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face she inquired, “How heavy is this glass of water?” The answers called out ranged from 8oz to 20 oz. She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stress and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them for a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed - incapable of doing anything.” Always remember to put the glass down." - (via forebidden)

(Source: keepclassy)


255999 notes / 2 weeks ago / reblog
"Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be." - Eric Thomas (via perfect)

(Source: natural-lifters)


333716 notes / 3 weeks ago / reblog
savarnas:

manhattan window view
radiable:

no lies.

dajo42:

laid is pronounced like paid but not said and said is pronounced like bread but not bead and bead is pronounced like lead but not lead

303634 notes / 3 weeks ago / reblog
"Sometimes I wish I was 29 with my life figured out & sometimes I wish I was 5 with my whole life ahead of me and not a care in the world" - Reyna Biddy (via kushandwizdom)
151997 notes / 3 weeks ago / reblog
cynicallys:

look familiar? its the cove that sam and Suzy pitched camp on (in Moonrise Kingdom!!)