While there are hints of “something” it’s never addressed directly until the sixth episode of season one when Coulson gets some medical results back and he tells Agent May that although the tests say he’s fine, he doesn’t feel fine. Coulson is looking for something that explains why he feels different since the events of The Avengers and May addresses what seems obvious to her: “You died. There’s no way you can go through a trauma like that and not come out of it changed.”
Observe this bird and stop having such a shitty day
This bird is apparently called an “urutau.”
It also goes by the name of “common potoo.”
It is the best.
|—||Daniell Koepke (via creatingaquietmind)|
People who think Ash Wednesday is depressing totally don’t get it. I mean, I understand why confessing our sins, marking ourselves with ashes and reminding each other that we are all going to die isn’t exactly Disney on Ice, but it’s not depressing. If anything it’s refreshing.
It’s refreshing in a way that only the truth can be… because we know deep down that we live in a death-denying culture which tries to tell us that we can live forever with the right combination of exercise, yoga, vacations and elective surgery. With enough money you can stretch, inject, massage and vacuum out enough skin and fat –as to appear that you have not actually lived each day of your life consecutively since your birth. And it’s all very tempting – especially to me as a middle aged woman, Yet we all know that after buying into all the anti-aging solutions society has to offer – you won’t actually be younger and you won’t actually look younger you’ll just look kinda shiny and misshapen. Which all feels like a metaphor for all our pathetic attempts at immortality.
|—||Nadia Bolz-Weber, “Ash Wednesday Service on Truth, Dust, Babies, and Funerals”|
Be humble, for you are made of earth. #ashtag