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sPooky ok but in all seriousness. i just love how fog facilitates this natural isolation of the subject of one’s vision (or thoughts) from the backdrop of excess stimuli that is the cluttered, noisy world we live in. anything that lies too far ahead is shrouded in a blanket of opacity/obscurity, but as one progresses forward in both space and time, background evolves into foreground and future into present, and anything that was meant to come into focus does so, while everything that lies behind fades into oblivion. it results in a strangely insistent but beautiful reminder to focus only on that which is most immediately present, both visually and mentally, both spatially and temporally. ok im done byE

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The only way out is through 🌙

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came for the aspens, stayed for the fog and the hail 🤗 we were ~a week or so too early for maximal color in this area of the peaks but no regrets this weather gave me life . kachina peaks wilderness 2 weeks ago ft. my wonderful parents

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missing this chopped salad but missing @___naz.___ even more :(

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So I recently got film developed from the cheap ass disposable camera that accompanied us to govball round 1 (3 yrs ago what) and although my photos are absolute shit my heart is bursting w nostalgia. It was the dreamiest weekend ft. the most wonderful combination of hype/chill music we’d ever experienced, an excess of food and beverages, muddy shoes and wet hair, lots of aussies, and the perfect person w whom to experience all of the above ❤️❤️❤️ love u @poooja.n

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daydream

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we’ve much to catch up on . ps if anyone (old friends, new acquaintances) wants to connect or reconnect over coffee or tacos or ice cream or drinks / in the presence of some really good live music / on a trail in a forest or on a mountain / over the phone let’s please make something happen. whenever the professional/academic/personal facets of my life become unusually chaotic i tend to let the social facet begin to crumble (at least on the surface), despite the fact that i KNOW it’s an integral aspect of my wellbeing. i want to begin my fav season of the year 2018 (i.e. autumnspring i.e. notsummer) with a heightened commitment to communication and connection and community.

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sunday morning ☁️

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novelty is so seductive. the chance to expand one’s matrix of knowledge and perspectives and experiences through the unfamiliar (and new aspects of the already familiar) is incredibly alluring and valuable i think. just one of many reasons i find the experience of traveling so so important if one has the privilege of doing so. there are so many people we’ve yet to know and mountains/forests we’ve yet to explore and food/art/music we’ve yet to encounter and spaces/atmospheres we’ve yet to experience and ideas we’ve yet to become conscious of. really really hope i can look back in 10 years and see that i was able to continue to expose myself to newness and oldness and everything in between and become a more whole and useful/helpful person in the process. ok that is all for now khodahafez bye pc: @___naz.___

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ok i must have the touch of death or something bc within the last month and a half i’ve somehow managed to break (ie completely obliterate the function of) my laptop hard drive, my phone, the ac in my car, aves phone for the SECOND time, and now his bike. and who knows what else? @ friends and fam don’t come near me unless you’re willing to suffer the consequences. you’ve been warned 😇💀

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it’s 6am in sevilla and I have to be up in an hour how fun . photo from a few weeks ago in rome and yeah knowing me you probably shouldnt expect to see any more for another year or so hahahasdfjfskfkk

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the jefferson memorial is a cutie 03.2018

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Trying to find a single photo of me being still and normal and actually posing for or at the very least looking at the camera is such a headache lmao ALSO yes yes both of the photos in this series are essentially the same swipe left for the better frame though 🐙

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eww i reaaally have not been feeling my photos lately which is unfortunate considering how many dope places and people i’ve had the privilege of experiencing and spending time w in these past months. such is life and i’ll continue to share regardless i guess but pls always remember that the places/people on my insta look 50x cooler in real life than they do in my photos thx 💛

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I’ve fallen so terribly behind on so many things that are important to me outside of my academic/professional life lately. birthday and other messages I’ve yet to respond to (thank u thank u 💛. i promise I will express my appreciation to u personally REAL soon. it’s not you, it’s me.), phone convos and coffee dates and brunches and dinners I’ve been meaning to make happen for ages, etc. planning on being v diligent about getting shit together this summer! (keep me accountable) Also here are some photos from Yosemite 🌲

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etc 🍓

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On an educational rampage tryna get caught up w all the non-western culture and history which I was never exposed to in school (wHy america. why) & which I also failed to learn about myself. Also i love archaeological sites bc theyre like magical little portals to the past that make salient not only the remarkable degree of resilience and resourcefulness and intelligence humans have had the capacity for for eras and eras but also the insane trajectory of human progress over time. I have a long list of many I want to visit and learn about in az and around the world if u have recommendations please share 💛

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from within a cliff dwelling in walnut canyon 🔻

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