Hi, my name is Elle

...and three years ago, I fell in love in October.

I learned that if you love a boy you are no longer free. The boy may become more important than your own self and if it is so, you will find trouble there. The first time you are hurt in your heart, you do not forget the lesson. It stays forever.

—Susan Minot Thirty Girls (via sempiternale)

I like cancelled plans. And empty bookstores. I like rainy days and thunderstorms. And quiet coffee shops. I like messy beds and over-worn pajamas. Most of all, I like the small joys that a simple life brings.

—note to self (via briggly)

(Source: c0ntemplations, via s-undayevenings)


"Chimpanzees have blurred the line that once existed between ‘man’ and ‘beast’. The chimpanzees taught us that, after all, we humans aren’t as unique, compared to the rest of the animal kingdom, as we used to think."

"If only we can overcome cruelty, to human and animal, with love and compassion we shall stand at the threshold of a new era in human moral and spiritual evolution — and realize, at last, our most unique quality: humanity."

Jane Goodall, born April 3rd, 1934. (photos by Michael Nichols and Hugo Van Lawick)

(via entout)