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I know the further I go,
The harder I try, only keeps my eyes closed.
And somehow I’ve fallen in love
With this middle ground at the cost of my soul.

Yet I know, if I stepped aside,
Released the controls, you would open my eyes.
That somehow, all of this mess
Is just an attempt to know the worth of my life…

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Mercury (Sleeping at Last)
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For better or worse, we are a product of those who have come before us. History matters, because it shaped our conscious and subconscious ideas, assumptions and presuppositions, and therefore our actions in life. To truly discover who we are now, we have to understand where others who have lived before us have been.

"We are like dwarfs sitting on the shoulders of giants. We see more, and things that are more distant, than they did, not because our sight is superior or because we are taller than they, but because they raise us up, and by their great stature add to ours."

- John of Salisbury (1159)

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Fields of early morning beauty
#exploreowosso #puremichigan

Fields of early morning beauty
#exploreowosso #puremichigan

"Life is never as glamours as it’s shown through Instagram, as real as it’s portrayed through Facebook, or as authentic as any social media platform can depict. Real life is not online."
Nicholas Pidek
Detroit Ruins

Detroit Ruins

emilyrosehawkins:

Coaster II, Marquette, MI. Had a good sighting of the Coaster II on the backside of Little Presque Isle. The wooden ship is docked in lower harbor and offer’s trips up to two days long out on Lake Superior. 
By: Emily Hawkins

emilyrosehawkins:

Coaster II, Marquette, MI. Had a good sighting of the Coaster II on the backside of Little Presque Isle. The wooden ship is docked in lower harbor and offer’s trips up to two days long out on Lake Superior. 

By: Emily Hawkins

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emilyrosehawkins:

Sunset on Sugarloaf Mountain, Marquette MI
By: Emily Hawkins

emilyrosehawkins:

Sunset on Sugarloaf Mountain, Marquette MI

By: Emily Hawkins

"First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me—
and there was no one left to speak out for me."
Martin Niemöller
"Even with the best intentions, we leave in our wake a trail of brokenness that requires grace to be close behind."
One of the beautiful things about traveling so much.

One of the beautiful things about traveling so much.