You say goodbye and then you’re gone

staceythinx:

Photographer Henning Rogge captures how nature is healing from the scars left behind by the bombs of World War II.

About the project:

Henning Rogge’s photographs of landscapes at first appear as quiet, pastoral scenes of the German forest and countryside. Titled with their locations, they read as serene portraits of specific places whose import is unclear. As the viewer learns more information, however, the works’ meaning grows more complex. These are sites where World War II bombing has left its mark, once-decimated areas that now blend into their surroundings.

Rogge began photographing such craters after randomly encountering one in the forest. “I was amazed by its size and clear, circular shape,” he says. “After doing some research, I found out that many similar-looking holes still exist all over the country.” The artist scours the German landscape to find them, often consulting aerial photographs and relying on complex mapping techniques.

Little evidence exists of the violence that created such craters. They are often filled with water, like makeshift ponds, and overgrown with trees. Rogge’s photographs point to this disconnect—the way violent histories can later appear as placid landscapes. “The craters are special to me because they don’t come across as dramatic like other sites connected to war,” he says. “They are more abstract. This sense of disconnection reflects my own position toward this period of German history, which is almost unimaginable to me.”

(Source: honeybeys, via guy)

If you look at the fact that you have a roof over your head, food to eat, that you are young and beautiful and live in a peaceful land, then no, you have nothing to be sad about. But the fact is, we are not only a physical body, we have souls too, and sometimes our souls get sick. If you break a leg you don’t just say ‘I have no reason to have a broken leg’ and ignore it; you seek help. It’s the same when your soul gets hurt. Don’t apologize for being sad.
My doctor when I told her I had no reason to be sad (via hrive-ithiliel)

(via a-thousand-words)

And you laugh like you’ve never been lonely.
Ben Howard, Bones (via a-thousand-words)

(via a-thousand-words)

I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy

because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless

and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.

Robin Williams (via rihahna)

(Source: skateeofmind, via a-thousand-words)

sosuperawesome:

Custom made leaves and flowers made with your photographs for framing, putting in a vase or to wear as a brooch or necklace.

By Miranda van Dijk in Oud Beierland, The Netherlands.

(Source: sosuperawesome, via staceythinx)

kikofficial:

octibbles:

"What’s your favorite color?"
"Radical Carrot."

kikofficial:

octibbles:

"What’s your favorite color?"

"Radical Carrot."

image

(via guy)

weavemunchers:

my personality is 30% the last movie I watched

(via guy)

ratchetmessreturns:

I can’t