"Burma is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia, with decaying infrastructure and an economy that is just now starting to pick up after decades of stagnation. Yet, it boasts one of the highest literacy rates in the region.
The reverence for reading is evident when you visit. In Yangon, bookstores or book- lending shops are prominent on seemingly every street. Street vendors bide their time between customers reading news magazines. Book clubs are popular. Libraries such as the American Center and British Council Library have robust book club programs; a young professional and former medical student I spoke with during my last trip there said he and his friends have been involved in book clubs since their university days.”
- Wendy Rockett,The Asia Foundation
"You told me once that a soul isn’t something a person is born with but something that must be built, by effort and error, study and love. And you did that with more dedication than most, that work of building a soul-not for your own benefit but for the benefit of those that knew you."
The Art of Fielding (via seabois)
"Mais dans leurs visages au fond
Je n’ai rien fait que te chercher"
Joe Dassin, La fleur aux dents (via ellednorih)
photos by mike hollingshead in oklahoma of mammatus clouds, which are formed when air laden with big water droplets is carried to the top of a thunderstorm cloud whose altitude is cold enough to freeze the water droplets. the resulting crystals sink back down towards earth, collecting at the base of the cloud before they have time to evaporate. mammatus clouds are usually only stable for a few minutes. (see also: previous cloud posts)
"The phoenix must burn to emerge."
Janet Fitch (via observando)