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With you I grieve, when on the darker side
Of this great change I look; and there behold
Such outrage done to nature as compels
The indignant power to justify herself. . . .
Then, in full many a region, once like this
The assured domain of calm simplicity
And pensive quiet, an unnatural light
Prepared for never-resting Labour's eyes
Breaks from a many-windowed fabric huge;
And at the appointed hour a bell is heard-- . . .
A local summons to unceasing toil!. . . .
Men, maidens, youths, Mother and little children, boys and girls,
Enter, and each the wonted task resumes
Within this temple, where is offered upTo Gain, the master idol of the realm,
"The beginning of freedom. The end of freedom."
"My best vacation time was the one between highschool and college. I will never forget it. Something about it had the "true freedom" taste. Not a highschooler, not a college student, not anything. No labels, man!"
This picture is great in that it really puts things in perspective. I would love to hang this in my office, if I ever felt like complaining, I would just look at it and realize how lucky I am.
I am an atheist, pro-choice, pro-gay rights, pro-marijuana-minded individual. What the hell are my kids gonna rebel against?
Gaviotas is a village of about 200 people in Colombia, South America. For three decades, Gaviotans - peasants, scientists, artists, and former street kids - have struggled to build an oasis of imagination and sustainability in the remote, barren savannas of eastern Colombia, an area ravaged by political terror. They have planted millions of trees, thus regenerating an indigenous rainforest. They farm organically and use wind and solar power. Every family enjoys free housing, community meals, and schooling. There are no weapons, no police, no jail. There is no mayor.
"Dude my parents did the same thing one summer I went to brush ranch camp in NM. My dad got there and was like "This is basically day care WTF" then he found Camp Keewaydin in canada it was 6 weeks of living out of canoe no electricity or anything not even watches, the first week I cried like a bitch cause I was homesick by the end I was refusing to leave. It was the most influential and just amazing thing I have done."
Originally posted by pai mei
Read the links. The first one about the "machine"... If you don't, yes this does not make sense. It's like me trying to teach something more advanced to someone who does not know how to read.
Originally posted by okamitengu
did you just advertise your own blog?