getting naked isn’t as fun when you’re taking off your own clothes
My eye caught a dark form lying on the river bottom. It took me a few moments to comprehend what I had stumbled upon. Lying peacefully in the shallow waters of the river, only a few meters from shore, was a full-grown cougar. The contrast between the serenity of the scene I was witnessing and what must have played out here in the cougar’s final moments made me shiver. It was the first shiver of many, as I stripped down and waded out into the icy water to get this shot. x
Mohammad Kheirkhah is a photographer based out of San Francisco Bay Area. Kheirkhah began exploring photography at the age of 14, and in a few years, became a photographer for BBC Worldwide Service and later for United Press International. The following images are from three separate travels that Kheirkhah made to Afghanistan (Kabul, Herat, Mezar-e-Sharif, and the US airfield base of Bagram), city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, and Iran.
these are all absolutely STUNNING
I guess my mom told my Aunts about my boyfriend recently because it’s almost all everyone wanted to talk to me about at my sister’s bridal shower. He’s wonderful and I do like talking about him, but talking about my boyfriend while we’re also talking about marriage really freaked me out. To the point where I’m really second guessing it. I was really wondering if it has enough depth or if we’re compatible enough. I was feeling so embarrassed that I spoke so much about him at a bridal shower, with my family whom I’ve never told about anyone I’ve ever dated, when we’ve been together for less than a year. Yeah it’s my longest relationship yet and we’re living together and I love him but I’m only 23. I don’t even know what my next year will look like let alone know if I’ll still be interested in him or if we’ll still get along. It’s not fair for anyone or even myself to put that much pressure on my relationship. I know my mom and everyone are really giddy about the wedding and are happy that I’m happy but I’m really pissed off about all the “you’re next” jokes. It’s really freaking me out that everyone is acting like this. I can’t wait for all the weddings to be over and for us to go traveling again.
sometimes i wonder if there’s something terribly wrong with my body that sometimes i don’t realize i have to pee until my kidneys start hurting
i can’t remember why i ever used to use twitter.
i guess it was just a mini tumblr.
Hanging out with my sister and her high school friends for her bachelorette party is so nice but strange. I’ve always been intimidated by them. Thought they were so much smarter and organized than me. They really scared me. But now I’m seeing the only difference is that they rushed into the work force and their expected rolls and I stepped back to question everything. That’s the only difference. They may be older and they may have been in successful carriers for many years now but they haven’t experienced anything else. We were discussing “30 things to do before 30” lists and I thought all their goals were so lame and too easy. And then when everyone wanted to sleep I couldn’t even get any of them to pick a sleeping arrangement. I ended up closing myself in a bedroom with my future sister in law while everyone else tried to sort themselves out. It was like they couldnt move forward without being told what to do. I don’t know I’m just really surprised. I feel like I’m so different than anyone I grew up with. And I find that I feel that way about any group of people I haven’t seen in a few years. I don’t know how to feel about it. Maybe I change too quickly.