“Scar tissue has no character. It’s not like skin. It doesn’t show age or illness or pallor or tan. It has no pores, no hair, no wrinkles. It’s like a slip cover. It shields and disguises what’s beneath. That’s why we grow it; we have something to hide.”—girl interrupted, 1999 (via psych-facts)
“Around us, life bursts with miracles—a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere.”—Thich Nhat Hanh (via yeshecholwa)
"Children are given McNuggets or fish fingers to eat, which don’t look like animals at all. The children are trained to disassociate. They eat in a kind of trance of denial. And, when one day the veil drops, and they become aware, for the first time, of what they are actually eating, they have been known to react with the same horror we reserve for cannibalism. After all, being carnivorous is just cannibalism extended to another species.
"What should we call something we deliberately choose not to know about? And what do we call it when an entire society takes this path?" -
”—From The Face On Your Plate by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson (via glossyglitch)
a restaurant in my hometown got a review that said the servers should “show some skin” so the owner added a potato skin special to the menu and all the proceeds from the special go to the west virginia foundation for rape information services (x)