Reading, running, sport, art, dancing, movies, music; Florence and the Machine, Bon Iver, Feist, Vampire Weekend. Meowing, dappled sunlight, coffee, fashion = Astrid, 21, New Zealand art student. My blog doesn't make much sense, it's really just a jumble of what I love and smidgeons of reality. Most artwork is mine, tagged 'myart' with its own page cleverly labelled 'My art' >.< Enjoy your visit and feel free to ask me anything!
so my best friend posted this skinny love/give me love mashup cover the other day and oh my gosh just please listen to it because i love her voice so much it makes me want to almost cry listen all the way to the end okay please
on midway atoll, a remote cluster of islands more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent, the detritus of our mass consumption surfaces in an astonishing place: inside the stomachs of thousands of dead baby albatrosses. the nesting chicks are fed lethal quantities of plastic by their parents, who mistake the floating trash for food as they forage over the vast polluted pacific ocean.
"for me, kneeling over their carcasses is like looking into a macabre mirror. …like the albatross, we [the consumers and polluters of this world] find ourselves lacking the ability to discern anymore what is nourishing from what is toxic to our lives and souls." - chris jordan