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llena de vida

Ever since my medical service trip, I’ve been unusually chipper, revitalized, social (good grief, beyond belief)… less self-conscious, less inhibited, less afraid— things I haven’t felt in such magnitude since my early college years. What in the world happened that week?

Was it appreciating the fragility of life, the value of health? Being humbled by the people I met, touched by stories of hardships endured? Amazing to drink in, difficult to swallow. A rollercoaster of cynicism and hope.

Was it the warm welcome of countless strangers’ smiles? The self-reflection and self-appraisal?

The petite old lady who serenaded us in Spanish with a wavering voice of gratitude? The woman who stripped off her earrings, necklace, and rings with wrinkled hands and insisted, insisted that we take it because “don’t worry, I can get more in Mexico.

The grandfather, uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension— without legs, without sight, without morale. Pero, llena de vida, llena de vida. 

Could something as relatively ephemeral as a spring break have affected me that much? Maybe. Time will tell, I guess.

Glad that I got to be a part of such an amazing team of talented and compassionate people. Truly a learning and a maturing experience. “Todo es possible.”

Glad that I got to be a part of such an amazing team of talented and compassionate people. Truly a learning and a maturing experience. “Todo es possible.”

Shout out to UT FSA for killing Goodphil Modern this year <3 So so proud of everyone \m/

"We all have two lives. The second one begins when you realize that you only have one."

- Confucius

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'Cause you make me feel like I’m intoxicated.

sandandglass:

Jason Jones talks to a Russian woman protesting against Russia’s anti-gay laws.

sunday morning

oversized t-shirt, a cup of coffee, mellow tunes, open windows, a cool breeze, sunlight filtering through, the scent of laundry.

iceprince-yuzu:

Can we please talk about this performance? It is hands down my favorite performance by Yuzuru. I know that most of tumblr was introduced to him because of this post but I want you all to see just how mesmerizing he can be on the ice. It wasn’t perfect but it was so emotional, powerful, and impacting that even his falls were breathtaking. His performance of Romeo and Juliet at Sochi 2014 doesn’t do him any justice. 

I loved his Sochi 2014 short program performance as well— ahh, he’s so passionate and mesmerizing to watch. 

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