If J.D. Salinger had it his way, we would all probably be dead by the time we got to read his unpublished works. However, someone leaked scans of a paperback entitled Three Stories, including the Catcher in the Rye precursor, “The Ocean Full of Bowling Balls,” on eBay on Wednesday. You can view the PDF here.
I knew I was in love when I pulled his body from a car wreck.
Honestly, it’s when you have reached a point in life where you love yourself enough to know what you are worth, how you need to work on your faults and know better than to take part in unhealthy relationship habits. Then you find someone else why has done the same.
From there things seem to come easy. Fights that would crumble old relationships seem to be constructive. Insecurities that would have ripped you apart before become something you no longer bat an eye at- or if you do feel bothered you can talk about it openly without feeling ashamed.
It sounds like the opposite of love, but caring for yourself enough to know what you need is the best foundation you can set for a relationship. Because if you are not satisfied in your own life, you cannot be expected to satisfy a joined life with another person.
"while sitting on brighton beach (UK) back in 2005 with my new girlfriend, verity, i thought the view of our feet pointing out to sea would make a nice photo. ever since then we’ve continued to document our travels in this way, resulting in a collection of over 100 photos. in 2011 the series took a new twist with the arrival of a third set of feet – our daughter matilda. you can already see her little feet getting bigger and bigger." - text and photos by tom robinson
photos: arbol de piedra, bolivia; nahuel huapi national park, argentina; machu pichu, peru; bâlea lake, romania; blue mountains, australia; ko pha-ngan, thailand; st. georges hospital, london; cabo de são vicente, portugal; voje valley, near stara fužina, slovenia; london, england
This is fucking beautiful.