like a rainbow

have you guys ever seen rainbow roses? i never have and i couldn’t believe they’re actually real – albeit man-made. they were first created by two dutch companies who found that by splitting the stem and dipping each part in water colored with dye they could achieve this effect. the colors are drawn into the petals as the rose blooms, resulting in the rainbow of colors. i love how it almost looks like tie dye!

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monday quote

“a true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. but to live with a soul mate forever? nah. too painful. soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave. a soul mate’s purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, and make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life.”

— elizabeth gilbert

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monday quote

so shake the dust and take me with you when you do for none of this has ever been for me.

all that pushes and pulls, pushes and pulls for you.

so grab this world by its clothespins and shake it out again and again and jump on top and take it for a spin and when you hop off shake it again for this is yours.

–  anis mojgani, “shake the dust”

image by derek wood.