a creature of true majesty

Cabin in Big Sur, California.
Contributed by Shannon May Powell.

sarah lets live here omfg

solitude is the place of purification 

sleeping in a bus with the pups exploring norcal




that some studio ghibli shit right there.

she come in my garden everyday and sit in front of me while I work on my sketchbook. she doesn’t want food, she just sit there looking at me. today I covered her in flower and we were both happy.


Dear Lioness,
Recently I’ve been on this new path of self-love.  I never realized how crucial it is to love yourself, to be happy in this world. This past year has been about growth, and I learned so much about myself that I never imagined to be possible. There have been ups and downs, new friendships, a lost relationship, and more change than I can express. All things I am still coping with now. But I realized that the real goal in life is not to be strictly happy, but to be whole. This means experiencing all the trials life has to offer as well, from heartbreak to mistakes made in grief. Then being able to move past it. A close friend recently told me, that the most important thing is learning from every experience. Never regret doing something, or making a mistake, if you took something from it. And then don’t make it again. That’s what living is about. Growth.  
My friend and I took another photo shoot in the forest, a place where I’ve been visiting a lot lately. In my quest for self-adoration, I often find myself here since it’s one of my favorite places to be.  I think this picture really captures my year of growth quite beautifully, if I do say so myself. Plus there’s a rainbow in it… so I say that’s a good sign! 
Hope you have a beautiful day filled with plenty of love for yourself!

This is truly magnificent. Not just the photo but your words too. I love the idea that perhaps life isn’t about being strictly happy but about being whole. I’d like to ponder on that for awhile. I can see that rainbow and it looks like it’s coming straight from that beautiful soul of yours. You look like a gorgeous woodland nymph. 

love this

Sleeping amongst the Redwoods. #truck #camping