FIRST KISS: We asked twenty strangers to kiss for the first time…
"What’s your name again?"
this makes me feel funny inside
I BET THAT IF TWO KIDS LIVED IN THOSE TWO HOUSES THAT THEY WOULD COME OUT ON THEIR ALMOST CONJOINING ROOFS OUTSIDE THEIR BEDROOM WINDOWS AND TALK AND BE BEST FRIENDS AND FALL IN LOVE.
I will not write fluff to that. I won’t. No.
LUCY I FOUND IT
But what if instead of two kids, it was, say, a kid and an old woman? And at first they just ignore each other and keep their blinds down and curtains shut, but then the kid climbs out onto the roof one spring morning to get a frisbee and she’s got the window open bc it’s so nice out and she tells him to cut that out, it’s not a jungle gym and maybe the kid shows off a bit and nearly falls, and the old woman catches his arm…. anyway, so sometimes they leave the windows open and the kid’ll show off his comic books or asks what rhymes with ‘beautiful’ (and it’s totally for homework shut up), and the old woman tells him about all the protests and marches she took part in, and asks him the name of that one cute pop star (it’s absolutely for her crossword now shush). And the old woman gives the kid relationship advice, and doesn’t tell when he tries a bit too much of his parents’ liquor cabinet one time, and the kid comes over and shows her how to use the smartphone her daughter bought for her, and doesn’t tell when she sneaks a cigarrette out of said daughter’s bag. And when the weather’s too bad to open the windows, they tape silly pictures or notes to the glass for the other to see (the kid makes sure to make his extra big so she doesn’t have to admit her eyeight isn’t what it used to be), and when it is nice the kid will sneak over and leave seashells on her windowsill, because the old woman said once she misses the sea, but she can’t travel like she used to. And one day he peeks in her window and sees her on the floor, and calls 911 and basically saves her life because she had a stroke and nobody would’ve known in time otherwise. And when she finally gets back from the hospital, just for a while because her daughter’s talking about a retirement home where she’ll have plenty of medical care and lots of friends her age, the kid comes through the window and then pulls another kid through the window who he introduces as his boyfriend, and says he wanted her to meet him. And she sniffs and interrogates the boyfriend in proper elderly relative fashion, and then declares him worthy of her boy— barely. And when she finally does have to go to that retirement home, the kid still comes to visit her, and always leaves seashells on the windowsill.
I’m not crying or anything
I am omg
i know i’ve reblogged this picture a thousand times but this extra bit is so worth it, it’s gorgeous
This could be a book.
Took 5 tabs of acid (first time doing it ever) and my friend gave me a bunch of acrylic paint. Painted it with my fingers tripping out of my mind. Also I’m colorblind, and don’t work with abstract work at all (I only have ever done drawing). Thought this was pretty wacky.
Wtf this is amazing I love you
Fucking Survive This! #survivethis #band #lifethatyouvechosen #music #awesome #burythehatchettour @survivethismusic
A little taste of home in my new home
A Bird in the Hand with @avianrecon
To see more of Allison’s photos and videos, follow @avianrecon on Instagram.
"When I was 12, I started volunteering at a wild bird rehabilitation center and got hooked. Now, I’m lucky enough to work with them at the Avian Reconditioning Center (ARC),” says Allison Miller (@avianrecon). “My official title is ‘Raptor Management Specialist’—I help clean, feed and care for injured and orphaned birds of prey brought to the ARC. I’m also a general falconer and use falconry for rehab as well as doing flight demonstrations for visitors. My favorite part is getting to release a healthy bird back to the wild. It’s the best thing ever!”
On Instagram, Allison shares photos and videos of the birds she works with at the center. “My favorite bird to photograph is Archer, a red shouldered hawk that I do flight demos with, because he just has the silliest personality. That said, everyone else favors the owls! Our petite screech owls, Hunter and Lucy, get the most likes, heads and shoulders above all the other birds.”
Allison also interacts with a “wonderful community of birders and falconers on Instagram” that she enjoys. To tune into some of Allison’s favorite people to follow, follow these great accounts:
- @flowerlava, a Japanese birder with great shots
- @chewiebird, a sunny Sun Conure
- @floatingfeather, official Hawkwatch International account and a great source for raptor photos
- @hawk_stalker, raptor photos from Utah
- @peek_n_boo, a group of feisty Cockatiels
- @mypetsknt, Tico and Neck, two adorable lovebirds
- @meagletrainer, an eagle trainer from southeast Asia
- @birdfreaks, quality bird photos curated by Instagrammers