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Laugh, even when you feel too sick or too worn out or tired.
Smile, even when you’re trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision. Sing, even when people stare at you and tell you your voice is crappy. Trust, even when your heart begs you not to. Twirl, even when your mind makes no sense of what you see. Frolick, even when you are made fun of. Kiss, even when others are watching. Sleep, even when you’re afraid of what the dreams might bring. Run, even when it feels like you can’t run any more. And, always, remember, even when the memories pinch your heart. Because the pain of all your experience is what makes you the person you are now. And without your experience—-you are an empty page, a blank notebook, a missing lyric. What makes you brave is your willingness to live through your terrible life and hold your head up high the next day. So don’t live life in fear. Because you are stronger now, after all the crap has happened, than you ever were back before it started.
Alysha Speer (via observando)

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Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked

Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Even photographers can’t keep their eyes (and lenses) off of a beautiful road or path, which is why we collected this list of 28 amazing photos of paths.

Paths like these have a powerful grip on the human imagination – they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm. There’s nothing like a walk down a beautiful path to clear your head – or to fill it with ideas!

I’ll leave you with an excellent quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s works while you enjoy these images; “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.

  1. Autumn In The White Carpathians : Janek Sedlar
  2. Rhododendron Laden Path, Mount Rogers, Virginia, USA: Robert Ziegenfuss
  3. Spring In Hallerbos Forest, Belgium: Kilian Schönberger
  4. Autumn Path In Kyoto, Japan: Takahiro Bessho
  5. Autumn Path: Lars Van Der Goor
  6. Bamboo Path In Kyoto, Japan: Yuya Horikawa
  7. Hitachi Seaside Park Path In Japan: nipomen2
  8. Dark Hedges In Ireland: Stephen Emerson
  9. Winter Forest Path, Czech Republic: Jan Machata
  10. Path Under Blooming Trees In Spring: Emanuel Costinas