Natalie Dormer photographed by Jason Mcdonald, 2013
Chinese doctors bowing down to a 11 year old boy diagnosed with brain cancer who managed to save several lives by donating his organs to the hospital he was being treated in shortly before his death.
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❝You can tell a lot about someone by the music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your iPod/iPhone/iTunes/media player and write down the first 10 songs. Then pass this onto 10 people.❞
Cheating a bit in my answer, choosing from my “25 most played list”.
In no particular order:
Evergrey-“For Every Tear That Falls”, album: A Night To Remember
Savatage-“This Is The Time”, album: Dead Winter Dead
Allen Lande-“Maya”, album: The Showdown
Pain Of Salvation-“Beyond The Pale”, album: Remedy Lane
Ark-“Missing You”, album: Burn The Sun
Candlemass-“At The Gallows’ End”, album: Nightfall
Redemption-“Man Of Glass”, album: The Origins Of Ruin
Fates Warning-“We Only Say Goodbye”, album: Parallels
Nevermore-“Moonrise(Through The Mirrors Of Death)”, album: The Obsidian Conspiracy
Katatonia-“Ambitions”, album: Dead End Kings
In fact a mature person does not fall in love, he rises in love. The word ’fall’ is not right. Only immature people fall; they stumble and fall down in love. Somehow they were managing and standing. They cannot manage and they cannot stand – they find a woman and they are gone, they find a man and they are gone. They were always ready to fall on the ground and to creep. They don’t have the backbone, the spine; they don’t have that integrity to stand alone.
A mature person has the integrity to be alone. And when a mature person gives love, he gives without any strings attached to it: he simply gives. And when a mature person gives love, he feels grateful that you have accepted his love, not vice versa. He does not expect you to be thankful for it – no, not at all, he does not even need your thanks. He thanks you for accepting his love. And when two mature persons are in love, one of the greatest paradoxes of life happens, one of the most beautiful phenomena: they are together and yet tremendously alone; they are together so much so that they are almost one. But their oneness does not destroy their individuality, in fact, it enhances it: they become more individual.
Two mature persons in love help each other to become more free. There is no politics involved, no diplomacy, no effort to dominate. How can you dominate the person you love? Just think over it. Domination is a sort of hatred, anger, enmity. How can you think of dominating a person you love? You would love to see the person totally free, independent; you will give him more individuality. That’s why I call it the greatest paradox: they are together so much so that they are almost one, but still in that oneness they are individuals. Their individualities are not effaced – they have become more enhanced. The other has enriched them as far as their freedom is concerned.
Immature people falling in love destroy each other’s freedom, create a bondage, make a prison. Mature persons in love help each other to be free; they help each other to destroy all sorts of bondages. And when love flows with freedom there is beauty. When love flows with dependence there is ugliness.