npr:

nevver:

American gothic, NOLA by streetlight

Source: The New York Times

whisper-s-of-the-heart:

8prometheus8:

This is something that slips past the Western viewers- it looks like it’s reaching out for Chihiro, in a malicious way, to the Western viewers. It’s what I thought growing up.
However, now, that I know that it’s a way of signalling for someone to ‘Come here!’ in Japan, the scene takes on a whole new meaning.
That spirit knows that if Chihiro doesn’t eat the food, she will disappear. And it knows if it offers the food, she cannot be cursed as a gluttonous pig because it wouldn’t have been stolen.
Just a unique take when you have all of the context.

And also, the red lanterns spell out ‘おいで’ which translates to “Come here” or “Come in” :)

whisper-s-of-the-heart:

8prometheus8:

This is something that slips past the Western viewers- it looks like it’s reaching out for Chihiro, in a malicious way, to the Western viewers. It’s what I thought growing up.

However, now, that I know that it’s a way of signalling for someone to ‘Come here!’ in Japan, the scene takes on a whole new meaning.

That spirit knows that if Chihiro doesn’t eat the food, she will disappear. And it knows if it offers the food, she cannot be cursed as a gluttonous pig because it wouldn’t have been stolen.

Just a unique take when you have all of the context.

And also, the red lanterns spell out ‘おいで’ which translates to “Come here” or “Come in” :)

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f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

10 Most Fascinating Surreal Photo Manipulations By Caras Ionut

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newyorker:

Do tears of joy look the same as ones of woe—or ones from chopping onions? In “The Topography of Tears,” the Los Angeles-based photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher explores the physical terrain of tears emitted during a range of emotional states and physical reactions. Take a look: http://nyr.kr/1fELlEk
Above: Tears of possibility/hope. Photograph by Rose-Lynn Fisher/Craig Krull Gallery.

newyorker:

Do tears of joy look the same as ones of woe—or ones from chopping onions? In “The Topography of Tears,” the Los Angeles-based photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher explores the physical terrain of tears emitted during a range of emotional states and physical reactions. Take a look: http://nyr.kr/1fELlEk

Above: Tears of possibility/hope. Photograph by Rose-Lynn Fisher/Craig Krull Gallery.

Everyone should smile. Life really isn’t that serious. We make it hard. The sun rises. The sun sets. We just tend to complicate the process.
Arian Foster (via thosewhowork)

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