My bday is cool
A girl stops to look at hundreds of jack o’ lanterns at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island (via Fall Is in the Air, Part II - In Focus - The Atlantic)
Artist Lim Zhi Wei, aka @lovelimzy discovered her talent for mixed material art, while she was trying to make a very special birthday gift for her grandmother. “I pressed some rose petals and made her a bookmark with a painted girl wearing a petal dress,” explained Wei. “That’s how the floral works started.”
Wei’s elegant compositions are always depicting the delicate shape of the female body, which she draws with watercolor, beautifully blended together with flower petals from orchids, roses, hydrangeas and chrysanthemum leaves.
After 2 years ago today, getting up and keeping my head up gets harder every single day. I miss my dad so much, it makes me feel so miserable.
It’s so unfair to think about how the human body just gives up on itself, and death can slowly consume you, cell after cell. And I try not to think about how unfair it is that humans create such strong physiological and social attachments to someone, when life is so fragile and you can lose someone so close, so easily.
But at the same time, I guess this has created my new appreciation for life and everyone in it. NEVER will I EVER take anyone or anything for granted again.
So today, I’m going to try to celebrate a life, not a loss of life.
RIP. Dad <3
“How do you get along with your parents? That is the main issue of the day, in one way or another. It could be pretty remote — for all sorts of reasons — but you are likely to be reflecting on family issues.”
Good job, Horoscope.