Benign Benefits

Forever trying not to try - the oxymoron of life.

If you look at the fact that you have a roof over your head, food to eat, that you are young and beautiful and live in a peaceful land, then no, you have nothing to be sad about. But the fact is, we are not only a physical body, we have souls too, and sometimes our souls get sick. If you break a leg you don’t just say “I have no reason to have a broken leg” and ignore it; you seek help. It’s the same when your soul gets hurt. Don’t apologize for being sad.

—My doctor when I told her I had no reason to be sad (via hrive-ithiliel)

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dynamicafrica:

Test Shots by Rog Walker.

Test Shots is an ongoing series of portraits taken in the studio with photography couple Rog and Bee Walker. Each photograph, taken mostly of their close friends and fellow creatives, is as striking as it is simple.

Opting for a sombre and dark background, coupled with poised and pensive subjects, Walker’s shots manage to maximize on the simplicity of the traditional portrait style by making use of a medium format camera that provides an image quality which, despite the powerful stillness of each individual, vividly brings the details of each photograph to life. This brings out both a sense of strength and vulnerability in each picture, alluding to the intimate two-way dialog between subject and photographer.

"This is the most organic method of communication I have. Photography is the way I speak…It doesn’t get more personal than another human, and that’s what I’m looking to capture, that connection between humanity." - Rog Walker

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h0odrich:

i dont care how close of friends we are i will put you on the utmost blast for being racist/ignorant 

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Some people take longer to find themselves than others, and others take even longer to accept what they find. That’s ok.

cherriesandmoons:

We always seemed to catch the storms wherever we traveled on our road trip this year
and oh man, the sound of thunder in the desert makes you want to dance 

cherriesandmoons:

We always seemed to catch the storms wherever we traveled on our road trip this year

and oh man, the sound of thunder in the desert makes you want to dance 

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I think its been +/-2months since I last took my meds and I’m starting to feel it.

birbrightsactivist:

if you want to understand the psyche of our generation take a good look at the stories we tell ourselves about the future

because it isn’t flying cars or robot dogs, it’s faceless government surveillance and worldwide pandemics and militarized police brutality and the last dregs of humanity struggling to survive

our generation isn’t self-centered, or lazy, or whatever else they wanna say about us. we are young, and we are here, and we are deeply, deeply afraid.

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I’m bleaching my dreads right now. I really hope none of them break off.