Sand mandala at Thikse Monastery, Ladakh, India.
Imagine sighing after finishing a detail and it blows out everything you’ve done
That’s basically what these monks do actually.
They create such intricate mandalas to demonstrate the beauty and the fullness of life then blow it all away without a seconds thought to teach us the impermance of life and the “transitory nature of material things”.
Bear in mind that this is a very basic and shallow understanding of the very nuanced and meticulous rituals that surround these sand mandalas.
I honestly can’t believe this right now. I was complaining to my bf about some Kotex tampons I had used, going on a bit of a rant about how bad they were, and on a whim I decided to go to the website and leave a review so other people who might get them would know better.
I’ve never written a tampon review in my life (it’s not something I ever anticipated doing) so I had a little fun getting very passionate about my thoughts, and then went to submit…. Only to receive the words: ‘Your review text contains inappropriate language.’ I was confused at first, I mean I was pretty emphatic, but I didn’t cuss at all… and then I realized: I had typed the word ‘vagina.’
You can’t type the word ‘vagina’ on a TAMPON review because it’s considered inappropriate.
KOTEX, a company that makes OVER A BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR primarily selling products to people with vaginas, thinks that someone typing the word “VAGINA” in a review of a product that goes IN THEIR VAGINA is being inappropriate and needs to be censored.
I retyped “v*gina” with an asterisk like it was a swear word, submitted and it went to preview mode with no problem. But I’m still kind of in shock… Honestly, what is wrong with Kotex that they think they need to protect tampon users from the word ‘vagina’?
If you didn’t think our society’s fear of the vagina was absurd, here you go. It’s cartoonish.
What do they say during meets about their product? hoo-hee? poepoe?
Insert tampon into the sin hole God cursed you with and you dare look us in the eyes while buying them.
you want a hot body?
you want a bugatti??
you want a maserati???
'The Normal Wood Creates the Sea'
By Rebecca Tillett
Apologies, but once again I’m making a post about this. I am currently running an emergency raffle of my jewelry in order to replace my camera.
While it may seem frivolous, I need a camera in order to add new items to my shop. Without the ability to update my store, it is only a short matter of time before I am no longer able to make sales, and thus, no longer able to feed myself or buy groceries. My Etsy is my primary income.
I’m asking for just five dollars from less than a hundred of my followers. My goal is 550 dollars (the goal needs to be a little high to compensate for fees taken by Gofundme), but even at the $300-$400 range I can start looking at used and second hand options.
Winners will have a choice of any pendant out of my shop, or a custom piece of their choice. In addition, all backers will receive a hand written thank you card, with naturey goodies unless otherwise requested.
I am accepting payment both through Gofundme, or through the Paypal link on my blog if you prefer.
Lastly, all backers who include their Tumblr url will be given a shoutout at the end of the campaign.
If you’re unable to donate, I would be extremely grateful if you could reblog this. Thank you all again, so much.
Thank you so, so much again, to everyone who is reblogging this and donating.
I just wanted to clarify that I do not yet currently have a camera of my own, but was able to find a camera to borrow in order to photograph my backlog of pendants I had been accumulating, so though I’ll have some pendants to post for the next couple weeks, I still need a camera, and I’m still pulling names for this raffle once I reach my funding goal and/or am able to find a camera for cheaper than the funding goal.
ladies and gentlemen, the most accurate post on tumblr
Fuck you guys. I take adderall.
I took cocain but I actually look like whippits.