Be totally empty, embrace the tranquility of peace. Watch the workings of all creation, observe how endings become beginnings.  Lao Tzu 

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Everyone has three lives: a public life, a private life, and a secret life. Gabriel García Márquez (via vanityfair)

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Tasha Tilberg for Oyster Magazine #99, the All Women’s issue.
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"It is like molten glass…and the few motes in it are pure and beautiful like the imperfections in glass," wrote Henry David Thoreau of Walden Pond, seen here at sunset. Seeking life’s meanings, Thoreau lived without luxuries in Walden’s woods for two years and advised, "Our life is frittered away by detail…Simplify, simplify."
National Geographic - December, 1966
If you expect honesty, be honest. If you expect forgiveness, forgive. If you expect a whole person, you have to be a whole person.

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"Travel is supposed to be about departure from the familiar. Whether the setting is the parched Kalahari Desert or the barrel - vaulted space of a Florentine cathedral, the point is to relinquish your everyday self to new surroundings and a new context. But then there’s another kinds of journey: one in which furthering self-knowledge is the very goal, with the route and even the destination secondary to that pursuit. On these trips, boutique hotels and Michelin- worthy dining aren’t just minor considerations, they’re no consideration at all." (Conde Nast Traveler, January 2014)