Live your lives like a fruit. And know that whether you fall or are plucked early you are all the same. The dust of your cells will be food for the new branches.
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Somewhere between steampunk and grunge is a new phenomena in the classic car culture called “rat rods” . I found these dull, time worn, road-beasts of the past to be surprisingly beautiful and extremely photogenic. These are my favorites.
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Both man and bird suffer from their interactions. The European Starling was brought over to American soil “in 1890, a drug manufacturer, who wanted every bird found in Shakespeare to live in America released 60 starlings in Central Park. After spending a few years nesting modestly under the eaves of the American Museum of Natural History, they went from a poetic fancy to a menacing majority; there are now upward of 200 million birds across North America, where they thrive at the expense of other cavity nesters like bluebirds and woodpeckers, eat an abundance of grain — as well as harmful insects — and occasionally bring down airplanes”¹