Stop the Mandela Effect

Sometimes It’s The Littlest Things…

People often under-estimate the knock-on effects of alcoholism and by that I mean the psychological effects. People assume it’s all about getting that next drink or being permanently hungover, but it’s so much more. I was self-harming during this time. On one particular occasion I sliced my head open with a new Stanley blade. At the time I didn’t know why I did these things, but on reflection I remember how safe I felt every time I was admitted to hospital and how utterly terrified I was every time I had to go home. Hospital was my cry for help, home meant being back on the booze.

I wasted so many years of people’s precious time and it’s taken me a long time to forgive myself for that. The unacceptable had very much become acceptable in my eyes. By the age of 34 I had accepted that I was a…

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Read This If You Feel Like You’re Holding Yourself Back From Happiness — Thought Catalog

Annie SprattMost of the time, you value other people too much to the extent of setting aside your worth. And for that, you have to say sorry to yourself. You have to apologize to yourself for all the times you tend to other people’s happiness before your own. This is not selfishness. You can’t live…

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Duck Majesty

There is beauty in these creatures

Perhaps it is peculiar that one uses spare moments to photograph rubber ducks. Some may say it is puerile. However, few could deny the majestic quality of the simple bath toy. The vacant eyes, the glossy countenance, the smooth texture. The beak. Simultaneously a weapon and a plaything, no childhood could be said to have indeed been lived without a rubber duck.

Okay, clearly an exaggeration.

Some search for Pokemon. I seek rubber ducks in their natural habitats. Let’s start with these two below. Enjoy!

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Inflatable rubber duck on the boardwalk in Long Beach, New York (July 2016)

 

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Buckets and tubs of variously-garbed rubber ducks in Port Jefferson, New York (July 2016)

I Cherish Every Memory, Bad And Beautiful, Because They Have Built Me — Thought Catalog

Gabriela PintoThere are many times when I sit alone reflecting on the life I have lived. Though young, I astonish myself so often. It is as though a mental visionary photo album stores itself upon the bookshelf within my mind. Whether I want to remove it from the shelf or not is a choice I…

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The multi-dimensional beauty of “Day to Night” photography — ideas.ted.com

Stephen Wilkes explains a technique of photography he developed to combine multiple moments into a single, breathtaking image. “Photography can be described as the recording of a single moment frozen within a fraction of time,” says Stephen Wilkes. “But what if you could capture more than one moment in a photograph? What if a photograph could actually…

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Who Do You Run To When You’re The One Everybody Runs To? — Thought Catalog

Drew WilsonWho do you cry to when everyone is used to seeing you smile and they have never seen you shed a tear? They might not understand, they might not get it, they might tell you to be strong and hold yourself together but they don’t know that the tears of someone who does not…

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