I was going to publish this later, but I decided to do it now when it’s most relevant.
Recent events in Ukraine are raising fears of war not only between NATO and Russia, but also civil war between Ukrainians and Russians. Such prospects should not be discounted, considering the great costs that may be at play. Furthermore, most analysts and experts did not predict that the Ukraine crisis would…
— Leo Tolstoy (via cosmicpebble)
— Eckhart Tolle (via ashramof1)
An image from Vladimir Nikishin’s series of 20 artworks titled The Shamans of Siberia
Despite being in the Middle East, Syria was relatively stable and was altogether a normal country before the current civil war. People lived normal lives — as long as they did not oppose the regime — and the current reality of civil war and terrorism would have seemed impossible to most Syrians. Syria had a relatively stable economy while also maintaining social stability: Iraq had been…
Die Edda: Germanische Götter- und Heldensagen