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Joachim Elsander

The sound of a distant airplane always fills me with deep melancholy I have no clue why, it's been that way for as long as I can remember.

“Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.”
Neil Gaiman, The Sandman

“We need gun control RIGHT. NOW.” Mr. Keeter wrote. “My biggest regret is that I stubbornly didn’t realize it until my brothers on the road and myself were threatened by it.”

Today I visited Auschwitz for the first time. It shock me to the bones. Even though I knew, to see it all was overwhelming.

I really love the episode of Star Trek where they get lost inside an Ikea

“I sink into it completely, letting everything else fall away so all that’s left is this. A moment like a poem.”
Jessi Kirby

"Many of us occasionally deceive ourselves that the course of history can be reversed. Christendom is quite gone, and the Christian culture of the West seems irrevocably destined for slow dissolution. The arts it inspired, the moral grammar it shaped, the shared stories and convictions by which it bound peoples together seem surely to belong to a constantly receding past"
David Bentley Hart

Today when we were harvesting potatoes I took this photo of my youngest.

Can your phone keep a secret?

How the Government might force technology companies to help your phone betray you.

This is amazing, Rob Bell, one of the best communicators I know is sharing over 7 hour of his best thoughts on the subject. And he lets us decide the price!

“When you really listen to another person from their point of view, and reflect back to them that understanding, it’s like giving them emotional oxygen.”
Stephen Covey

“Life, he says, doesn’t have to be so bad all the time. We don’t have to be anxious about everything. We can just be. We can get up, anticipate that the day will probably have a few good moments and a few bad ones, and then just deal with it. Take it all in and deal as best we can.”
John Corey Whaley, Where Things Come Back

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” - Carl Jung

"Either we are in the universe to inhabit the eternity of our souls and grow real, or else we might as well dedicate our days to shopping and kill time watching talk-shows," he wrote. Let's not "let our days fall away like empty shells and miss all the treasure… Each day is a secret story woven around the radiant heart of wonder. The sacred duty of being an individual is to gradually learn how to live so as to awaken the eternal within you."
John O'Donohue

"There’s this idea that prophecy is, like, somehow, magically predicting the future. But if you look at stories about the prophets, that’s not what they do. Mostly, what prophets do is simply say what is actually happening and then say what the extremely obvious consequences of this will be."
Anonymous guy on the internet, but I agree 200%

"Television shows us movie stars, men and women with beautiful bodies and extravagant clothes. But that is not the reality of the majority of people! The beauty of human beings lies in their capacity to accept who they are, just as they are; not to live in a world of dreams or illusions, in anger or despair, wanting to be other than they are, or trying to run away from reality."
– Jean Vanier, Seeing Beyond Depression