Im pretty sure I walk past a lot more cops than that
A stunning high res photo of Saturn’s Moon Enceladus
"I’ve survived a lot of things, and I’ll probably survive this."
J.D. Salinger (via thedapperproject)
"I live in a neighborhood where my husband & I are 1 of the 3 Black families that live here.. Tonight the KKK knocked on our door!!! I was already looking out the window and seen them coming down my driveway. I screamed for my children to come upstairs in my room and into my master bath. . As I seen there faces in fear.. my mind flash back to Malcom X. My oldest understand but not the rest. My husband prides his self on teaching his wife & family self defense when he not home…. My heart was pounding! Palms sweating! Voice weak.. I look at my son.. And my mind drifted to Micheal Brown, Treyvon.Martin, Shawn Bell. WE legal over here.. everything registered! As the knocks kept coming .. I mustard up the voice strength to say just a minute! My body weak.. but my mind strong! I open the door.. Scope on! Beam on! Safety off!!! WHAT CAN I DO FOR YALL!!! Cause you at THE WRONG HOUSE! #FacesPriceless!! I will Protect. My Home, My Children, MY LEGACY!!!"
This is Rosie.
A while back, a friend of mine came upon a dead possum at the side of the road. It was a large female. On the ground beside her, were 9 crushed babies.
When he turned her over, there was single live baby in the mother’s pouch. She was so young, her eyes were not yet open.
He gave her to me. I began bottle feeding her. For the first month or so, she lived in a sock.
Rosie was incredible. Curious, friendly and shockingly intelligent. I’d always been told that marsupials fell far short of the intelligence of placental mammals due to their smaller brains. Rosie made me question that. She had the entire floor plan figured out in a few runs, taught herself to open doors, and learned most things (including house training) in a few tries. She was very friendly, and was well behaved when I took her to school.
Eventually, I was able to find a more permanent home at a sanctuary, where she lives today. She does well with visitors and I still get emails about her occasionally.