the human body is such a wonderful thing. there are 300,000 million capillaries in our lungs; stretched out they would lay 2400km end to end. nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles an hour. the surface area of a lung is equal to a tennis court, the liver has over 500 functions. we develop a new stomach lining every 3-4 days. it only takes one minute for a red blood cell to circle throughout the entire body. when we sleep we grow by about 8mm (0.3in) and then next day we shrink back to our former height. we are born with 300 bones but die with 206. we produce 300 billion new cells everyday. our nose can remember up to 50,000 different scents. our bones are as strong as granite when it comes to supporting weight. we’re capable of all these incredibly powerful things.
and yet we’re so fixated on destroying ourselves.
“love” is such a terrible word. it falls too short of the implications we so often apply it to convey
She does acoustic covers of anyone from the Beach Boys, to Fleetwood Mac, to Neil Young, to Feist. She has a beautiful voice, which can make any happy song sound deep and melancholy. Her acoustic guitar has a subtle yet filling presence in the background. Any of you acoustic fanatics should definitely check her out.
good bye to one of the most talented musicians of all time. rip ray manzarek
The fact that you’re struggling doesn’t make you a burden. It doesn’t make you unloveable or undesirable or undeserving of care. It doesn’t make you too much or too sensitive or too needy. It makes you human. Everyone struggles. Everyone has a difficult time coping, and at times, we all fall apart. During these times, we aren’t always easy to be around — and that’s okay. No one is easy to be around one hundred percent of the time. Yes, you may sometimes be unpleasant or difficult. And yes, you may sometimes do or say things that make the people around you feel helpless or sad. But those things aren’t all of who you are and they certainly don’t discount your worth as a human being. The truth is that you can be struggling and still be loved. You can be difficult and still be cared for. You can be less than perfect, and still be deserving of compassion and kindness