The world has changed you. In past lives, you were a crumbling hillside, a fractured bone, a sobbing mother. Stupid girl. You weep for all the broken homes you have been, the tired faces you have made. How can you not see how you have evolved? I looked at you today, and saw that you are no longer an eye out of socket. You are the plot of land I grew up on, the shattered piece of glass lodged in my foot. When did you become so powerful? Stop trying to lock your heart away; it is too heavy to be carried away over night. Stomp you feet at those who are not patient enough to sit and watch you grow like grass. Then clap your hands for them because they were not burdened by seeing you in the form of cracking dirt. Watch yourself and see that you are not broken anymore. You are a shape shifter, and that is nothing if not beautiful.

— (via travelnerd)

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dearest followers;

as I’m sure you’ve realised, we haven’t been posting for quite a while now.

I started this blog almost two years ago now, as a desert themed blog called a-r-i-d. at one time, we were one of the most popular and original collaborative blogs on tumblr.

I want to say thank you to everyone who has supported us over this time, but now it’s time to call it a day. I also want to take the time to thank our various curators past and present. I can’t even begin to mention you all, but you know who you are. thank you for making this blog what it is/was.

we’ll leave the blog up indefinitely, so feel free to trawl through our archives for inspiration. you can check here for a collection of some of our previous themes.

with love,

the vagabonds (and ambling-odyssey)

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sunrise, kilimanjaro

La Bitch Pink ❀ on We Heart It. http://weheartit.com/entry/25591694
Pololu Valley #1 - Big Island, Hawaii (by PatrickSmithPhotography)
What nature delivers to us is never stale because it has eternity in it. Bromo - Tengger - Semeru National Park (by tropicaLiving - Jessy Eykendorp)
Hoan Kiem Lake Sunset (by Life in AsiaNZ)
 (via Sacred River | Flickr - Photo Sharing!)
The Huc Bridge _Hanoi (by martywindle (expat yorkshire))