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Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

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You are not free until you have no need to impress anybody.

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CHORUS consists of brief tones which sounds like a chorus of birds at daybreak created when electrons hit the Earth’s atmosphere. This new audio composition has been created for the Trajectory Installation at Leicester University by Andrew Williams. It makes use of data collected by the Cluster 2 Satellite in 2001 using LWR (long wave radio) Through a process of transposition and filtering the signal (which are naturally outside of the range of human hearing) the tones become audible. Andrew has shaped the material and developed a performance structure using a multi speaker diffusion system to recreate the spatial qualities of the Earth Chorus within the gallery space. Andrew is Leverhulme Artist in Residence at the Space Research Center, Leicester University.

When we hit our lowest point, we are open to the greatest change.

Avatar Aang (via philosophy-quotes)

Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.

Simone Weil (via psych-facts)

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One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.

Sigmund Freud  (via psych-facts)

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josiephone:

Apparently some vegans are telling people not to eat honey to support bees.STOP. STOP NOW.DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW BEES WORK?Buy honey (local if possible) -> support beekeepers -> support bees.I swear people don’t even think this stuff out. Beekeepers provide bees with an environment in which they can live, and are encouraged to thrive. Bees then have a big huge giant person who can deal with any threats to the hive. Yes, honey is a winter food supply for bees, but beekeepers (unless they’re dicks, in which case they’d be shooting themselves in the foot) will NEVER take too much honey from a hive, and will always ensure that bees have enough food. Think about it, you’re not going to starve a source of income/hobby, are you?So now.Support beekeepers.Support bees.buzz.


Do your own research on the subject. Even small outfits and hobbyists subject their bees to cruelty. Honeybees, like other animals, have a complex central nervous system, which means they are able to experience pain and suffering.
Honey is usually taken from the hive in the spring and autumn. In the fall, beekeepers replace honey with white sugar syrup — a poor substitute for the bees’ natural food supply — or kill off the colonies to avoid maintaining the hives throughout the winter.
In a natural environment the queen honeybee would control the hive by choosing the hive’s location and by the number of eggs she produces. In a commercial bee operation the beekeeper manipulates the queen to keep honey production high. Queen honeybees are artificially inseminated after sperm is collected from a male bee by crushing his head and thorax, which forces the release of sperm by turning the bee inside out.Sperm from several males is collected in a syringe that will later be used to inseminate the queen. Queen honeybees have a natural lifespan of five years but most will be killed every one to two years. Many beekeepers will clip the queens wings or put her in a cage called a “queen excluder” to keep her from flying away and taking the hive with her.

josiephone:

Apparently some vegans are telling people not to eat honey to support bees.

STOP. STOP NOW.
DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW BEES WORK?

Buy honey (local if possible) -> support beekeepers -> support bees.

I swear people don’t even think this stuff out. 
Beekeepers provide bees with an environment in which they can live, and are encouraged to thrive. Bees then have a big huge giant person who can deal with any threats to the hive. 
Yes, honey is a winter food supply for bees, but beekeepers (unless they’re dicks, in which case they’d be shooting themselves in the foot) will NEVER take too much honey from a hive, and will always ensure that bees have enough food. Think about it, you’re not going to starve a source of income/hobby, are you?

So now.
Support beekeepers.
Support bees.

buzz.

Learn more about why honey isn't vegan by googling on the subject

Do your own research on the subject. Even small outfits and hobbyists subject their bees to cruelty. Honeybees, like other animals, have a complex central nervous system, which means they are able to experience pain and suffering.

Honey is usually taken from the hive in the spring and autumn. In the fall, beekeepers replace honey with white sugar syrup — a poor substitute for the bees’ natural food supply — or kill off the colonies to avoid maintaining the hives throughout the winter.

In a natural environment the queen honeybee would control the hive by choosing the hive’s location and by the number of eggs she produces. In a commercial bee operation the beekeeper manipulates the queen to keep honey production high. Queen honeybees are artificially inseminated after sperm is collected from a male bee by crushing his head and thorax, which forces the release of sperm by turning the bee inside out.Sperm from several males is collected in a syringe that will later be used to inseminate the queen. Queen honeybees have a natural lifespan of five years but most will be killed every one to two years. Many beekeepers will clip the queens wings or put her in a cage called a “queen excluder” to keep her from flying away and taking the hive with her.

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The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths.

Barry H. Gillespie (via liberatingreality)

All the time

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