"Not one of your pertinent ancestors was squashed, devoured, drowned, starved, stranded, stuck fast, untimely wounded, or otherwise deflected from its life’s quest of delivering a tiny charge of genetic material to the right partner at the right moment in order to perpetuate the only possible sequence of hereditary combinations that could result — eventually, astoundingly, and all too briefly — in you."
Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything
(Source: fy-perspectives, via wordsnquotes)
"The centrifugal force of our planet is still fearfully strong…I have a longing for life, and I go on living in spite of logic. Though I may not believe in the order of the universe; yet I love the sticky little leaves as they open in spring. I love the blue sky. I love some people, whom one loves, you know, sometimes without knowing why. I love some great deeds done by men, though I’ve long ceased perhaps to have faith in them, yet from old habit one’s heart prizes them."
Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
"Everyone should have themselves regularly overwhelmed by nature."
This is not a tasty gummy sweet but a Jewel Caterpillar found in Amazon Rainforest. They are covered with sticky goo-like, gellatinous tubercles that provides protection from its predator like ants until they metamorphosise into winged moths.
(Source: biomorphosis, via roodyrhubarb)
(Source: mousou-kousaku.com, via skeletorgy)
The Black Heron also known as the Black Egret, is found south of the Sahara Desert, including Madagascar, and prefers shallow open waters, such as the edges of freshwater lakes and ponds.
The Black Heron has an interesting hunting method called canopy feeding— it hunches over and spreads its wings just like an umbrella, thereby creating a shady patch to block sunlight allowing them to see better. It also lulled fish into a false sense of security by making them think that either night has fallen or the shady area is a safe refuge [x].
(Source: biomorphosis, via biomorphosis)
"You do not need another heart to make yours beat, despite popular misconception."
I Wrote This For You, Thomas Iaine
(Source: wordsnquotes, via wordsnquotes)
"When I was a child my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk, you’ll be the pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso."
(Source: pablopicasso-art, via wordsnquotes)