I cherish youth and mother nature. I stop to smell the roses and smile often. I appreciate rainbows and our sun and all the little things that make friendships grow. I love the trust and wonderment of an animals gaze in my eyes. I have lived near the shore and on top mountains. I believe in small gestures of kindness. I love life and my story shall unfold.

 

nubbsgalore:

photos from chobe national park in botswana and kenya’s masai mara by (click pic) nevil lazarus, franz lanting, paul goldstein, mario moreno and marcel van oosten. august 12 is world elephant day. give current poaching trends, the african elephant will be extinct within a decade.  (see also: previous elephant posts)

“I´m not ashamed of what I am—of how I pass through this life. What I am has given me the strength to do it. At my lowest ebb I have never contemplated suicide. I value what is here too much. I have a contribution to make. I am not just take up space in this life. I can add something to the lives I touch. I don´t like everything I know about myself, and I´ll never be satisfied, but nobody´s perfect. I’m not sure where the next years will take me —what they will hold—but I´m open to suggestions.”

Lauren Bacall (September 16, 1924 ~ August 12, 2014)

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