Sanjai, a 20-years old bull (male elephant), sees himself for the first time in front of a mirror. [x]
elephants are fucking awesome.
look at this adorable friend preening in the mirror oh god
i feel this.
Work in general is a bit of a mess but I think my hard work is paying off. My bosses are definitely noticing it. Maybe it’s because I watched all of Ken burns’ “the Roosevelts” the other week but I keep thinking about something TR said. He was blown that he’d never be a really great president because he wasn’t a wartime president. Well. Work is pretty much in a state of (civil) war. And I’m hoping to be the abe Lincoln of the hr department. I think he’d be honored by the comparison, honestly.
11 months of Stella.
2 months old to 13 months old.
Sandwich board wisdom. [attentionpaysme]
Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.
Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.
“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”
Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.
I bought this Brand New shirt in 2004 and decided to commemorate it with a myspace style emotional photograph. I feel pretty so I might add 739495726 filters and upload to Instagram.
-Unknown English Teacher (via swarthyvillain)
I’ve never read anything more fucking true in my whole fucking life.
I actually really love this analogy.