Two men living near the U.S.-Mexico border offer their perspectives. Excellent storytelling from California is a Place.

Time-lapse footage of volcanic activity at Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland. It was shot with a Canon 5D Mark II and features music by Jónsi of Sigur Rós.

I am not what happened to me; I am what I choose to become.
— Carl Jung
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson (via hilaryalehman)

The art of handcrafting a book is revealed through 3,000 photographs taken over two months. An inefficient yet beautiful process.

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
— Rumi (via jtwells)

Birds perched on wires silently craft a melody, and a musician records the song he sees in a newspaper photograph.

Data is journalism like the phone book is narrative. Data informs journalism. Data is not journalism.
Aron Pilhofer, editor of Interactive News Technologies at The New York Times

Long-exposure photography reveals flight patterns as bugs dance beneath a street light. (via lilacina)

I suspect there is something inherently misguided and self-defeating and hopeless about any deliberate campaign to achieve happiness.
— Tim Kreider, Averted Vision (via Lyndsey Lewis)