One way to draw attention to those annoying potholes on your block is to turn the problem into a clever photo project. With the help of photographers Arturas Artiusenka and Eurika Balciute, a creative group of friends—called Z999—created this hilarious photo series as a way to raise awareness of the poor road conditions in the Lithuanian city of Kaunas.
I love how she almost drops it until she smells it and that flashbulb memory hits.
“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real … Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
Notice she says “who” it was and not “what” it was.
Oh I just gotta snuggle my baby bear!
I’m imagining what it looks like at midnight though.
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