Sliding down these giants at Te Paki Dunes in Northland. We took a boogie board and a couple of sand boards down these monsters 😜 Massive fail with the sand boards, we weren’t going anywhere but the boogie board worked a treat 😊
5 3346 minutes ago
Dan alangkah indah kehidupan tanpa merangkak-rangkak di hadapan orang lain (Pramoedya Ananta Toer)
“It was good for a while, being empty. I didn’t hurt anymore. But as time went on, it was like I could hear myself from far away, begging for permission to come back.”
- Myra McEntire, Hourglass
1 241 hours ago
If passion means to suffer -
Then why am I smiling.
Have I lost the true meaning? the true purpose?
Have I forgotten what I was meant to do with my one life?
Or have I forgotten their stories? their faces? their cries?
... And did I forget how Nicolina begged me to change her situation?
How she cried and wiped her nose on the corner of her left sleeve?
As she told me that she earned fifty cents a day labouring away in the fields.
How she asked me to do everything that I could so that her children could survive the hungry season?
Because she’s suffering.
And the passion price she pays is love. ... And have I forgotten how it felt to be embraced by Elisa?
How her tired hands felt like sandpaper on my skin -
Pulling away at the surface so that I could see deeper and be deeper
And the pain that she’s suffered
The loss and
The grief and
Watching her village being burnt to ashes like the fires that she lights to cook bark over when they can’t afford food.
Because she’s suffering.
And the passion price she pays is independence. ... And the more I think about the things that I know to be true
The deeper I fall into the suffering and the sadness
But the further I distance myself from those feelings
The radiation I attract to the sun’s warm glow
The more disconnected I become. ... But if I let myself let go
To not feel their stories
Or their pain
Or their suffering
The more I suffer myself. But isn’t that passion? isn’t that empathy? don’t I just have a big heart?
Or can I be both of those things simultaneously. ... Can I go out for dinner with a friend and spend a day’s wages
Whilst still wishing I could do more for the people that I feel I’m letting down.
If I knew I wouldn’t be asking.
Olá again beautiful Portugal ❤️ I've had the most wonderful few days visiting the Algarve for the first time with @vilavitaparc. I've been visiting this country every year for a decade but still hadn't made it to the south coast. It's worth the trip! 🇵🇹 #vilavitaparc#LHWTraveler