Bret Easton Ellis, Less Than Zero
|—||Virginia Woolf (via girl-awakening)|
"People aim for the stars, and they end up like goldfish in a bowl. I wonder if it wouldn’t be simpler just to teach children right from the start that life is absurd."
—from The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Amy Tan, The Hundred Secret Senses
— Mark Strand
A Look Inside Turkey’s Hierapolis-Pamukkale “Cotton Palace”
In Turkey’s southwest province of Denizli, white pools cover the landscape around a tiny cliffside village called Pamukkale, meaning “Cotton Palace” in Turkish. As calcium carbonate deposits flow down from hot springs above, the sediment collects in the lower limestone pools and shapes their snowy appearance. People have bathed in the Hierapolis-Pamukkale pools since 200 BCE when the ancient city of Hierapolis was erected near the top of the terrace to provide proximity to the spring and its restorative benefits. Today, local and visiting Instagrammers alike make the trek to partake in the ancient traditions and share the view of the valley below.