98 year old dobri dobrev, a man who lost his hearing in the second world war, walks 10 kilometers from his village in his homemade clothes and leather shoes to the city of sofia, where he spends the day begging for money.
though a well recognized fixture around several of the city’s chruches, known for his prostrations of thanks to all donors, it was only recently discovered that he has donated every penny he has collected — over 40,000 euros — towards the restoration of decaying bulgarian monasteries and churches and the utility bills of orphanages, living entirely off his monthly state pension of 80 euros and the kindness of others.
So I finally understood.
In love, you won’t consider your opportunity cost, because love lets you assume the other person is worth your time no matter the times you fight and querrel.
In love, the sense of attachment comes from a sense of belonging, which just means regardless of your external environment you will never abandon each other.
But attachment without love is dangerous. You expect but you don’t give, and the relationship becomes asymmetric. It doesn’t matter how hard you want to try to make things work if you’ve already done enough damage at the beginning. There are a lot of what-ifs left in my mind, but I need to get over myself and believe that I’ll do better next time.
I can just feel that the process of healing will be different this time. All in all, this is a good time to reflect and move on; to channel my energy into things I’ve been putting off for a while *cough GMAT cough* , and really just appreciate my friends being so supportive and encouraging.
I will enjoy summer to all its glory :) I will be okay.
The World’s Most Beautiful Museums
“In poetically well built museums, formed from the heart’s compulsions, we are consoled not by finding in them old objects that we love, but by losing all sense of Time.” - Orhan Pamuk
In honor of International Museum Day, we assembled a list of our favorite museums around the world. Museums house the world’s treasures—be they artistic, scientific or historical—and in turn they are often designed to reflect or enhance the collections they host.
See more museum photos from across the Instagram community by browsing the location pages for these museums below.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York City, United States
- Museo Guggenheim - Bilbao, Spain
- The J. Paul Getty Museum - Los Angeles, United States
- State Hermitage Museum (Госуда́рственный Эрмита́ж) - St. Petersberg, Russia
- New Museum (@newmuseum) - New York City, United States
- Museum of Islamic Art - Doha, Qatar
- Jardines et Musée de Claude Monet - Giverny, France
So along with the world library expedition, museums are a must too.