curiously shaped

"your soul has a curious shape...it is a hollow made to fit a particular swelling in the infinite contours of divine substance." -C. S. Lewis

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Nick Brandt 

Selections from the series Across the Ravaged Land (published 2013)

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Photographs 4-6 are of animals calcified by Tanzania’s Lake Natron (named after the chemical compound natron):

"The water has an extremely high soda and salt content, so high that it would strip the ink off my Kodak film boxes within a few seconds. The [alkali] causes the creatures to calcify, perfectly preserved, as they dry."

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Every day I put love on the line. There is nothing I am less good at than love. I am far better in competition than in love. I am far better at responding to my instincts and ambitions to get ahead and make my mark than I am at figuring out how to love another. I am schooled and trained in acquisitive skills, in getting my own way. And yet I decide, every day, to set aside what I can do best and attempt what I do very clumsily— open myself to the frustrations and failures of loving, daring to believe that failing in love is better than succeeding in pride.
Eugene Peterson (via wild-heart-child-heart)

(Source: nagging, via wild-heart-child-heart)