"Accept— then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. This will miraculously transform your life."
It’s ok to have a bad day. It’s ok to have a melt down. You’re human. Let it out and then get back up and keep going forward.
- roseate metallic blue
& insect green
blank mirrors &
pools of silver
a universe in
"Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom."
Søren Kierkegaard, The Concept of Anxiety: A Simple Psychologically Orienting Deliberation on the Dogmatic Issue of Hereditary Sin
(Source: feellng, via hot-saucy)
"Murderers! Stop murdering. Everyone will die eventually. Just sit down and be patient."
The Corpse Flower began to open Saturday afternoon, peaked in the middle of the night, and spent its Sunday getting pollinated and starting to close in front of the crowds who poured in to see and smell this wacky botanical wonder. By Monday (pictured in this set), it was pretty much closed back up AND STILL CRAZY BEAUTIFUL. (And—not pictured here—botanists collected pollen that’ll be frozen ‘til it can be used on another bloom here or elsewhere.)
And now we wait to see whether the pollination worked. It’ll be quite a while before we know, though, so The Huntington’s tumblr will be going back to its regular, non-Stinky5 programming. Thank you for tuning in.