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Alive, America, and Asian: did you know? Photographer Diana Kim, whose father abandoned her when she was 5, wanted to document the lives of the homeless. Searching for subjects on the streets, she came upon a thin and distant man in rags who looked somewhat familiar. It was her father. By fate or by chance, she'd found him after 25 years. PHOTO: DIANA KIM DIDYOUKNOWBLOG.COM did-you-kno: He had schizophrenia. He didn’t recognize her. She did everything she could to connect with him, but he refused treatment, medication, food, or new clothing. Eventually, he said to her: “Diana, I am so sorry for not being in your life. I am so happy that you have a family of your own now. Do better for them… … Don’t worry about me or what everyone says about me. If you want to make me proud and happy, be there for your family the way your mom and I never were. Stop trying to save everyone…just worry about yourself and your family. And don’t forget why I named you Diana, you are the light within the darkness.” So she refused to give up. After suffering a heart attack, he agreed to get help and slowly took control of his own life. One day he suddenly called her to invite her out for coffee. Later that afternoon, she wrote on her blog: “I feel like I just met my father for the first time today.” “I struggled to reconcile my feelings toward my father’s absence in my life, while continuing to care deeply for him and other homeless individuals.” “Over time, I learned to navigate through my feelings of desperation and became more vocal in my community about my father’s condition and what it’s like to watch a loved one battle mental illness.” He is now doing very well, and they are rebuilding their relationship from the ground up. “So long as we are alive in this world, every day is an opportunity to take hold of that ‘second chance.’ There is no failure unless you give up, and he never gave up. And I haven’t given up on him.” Source
Alive, America, and Asian: did you know?
 Photographer Diana Kim, whose
 father abandoned her when she
 was 5, wanted to document the
 lives of the homeless. Searching
 for subjects on the streets, she
 came upon a thin and distant man
 in rags who looked somewhat familiar.
 It was her father. By fate or by chance,
 she'd found him after 25 years.
 PHOTO: DIANA KIM
 DIDYOUKNOWBLOG.COM
did-you-kno:



He had schizophrenia. He didn’t recognize her. She did everything she could to connect with him, but he refused treatment, medication, food, or new clothing.


Eventually, he said to her: “Diana, I am so sorry for not being in your life. I am so happy that you have a family of your own now. Do better for them…
… Don’t worry about me or what everyone says about me. If you want to make me proud and happy, be there for your family the way your mom and I never were. Stop trying to save everyone…just worry about yourself and your family. And don’t forget why I named you Diana, you are the light within the darkness.” So she refused to give up.
After suffering a heart attack, he agreed to get help and slowly took control of his own life.
One day he suddenly called her to invite her out for coffee. Later that afternoon, she wrote on her blog: “I feel like I just met my father for the first time today.”
“I struggled to reconcile my feelings toward my father’s absence in my life, while continuing to care deeply for him and other homeless individuals.”
“Over time, I learned to navigate through my feelings of desperation and became more vocal in my community about my father’s condition and what it’s like to watch a loved one battle mental illness.”
He is now doing very well, and they are rebuilding their relationship from the ground up. “So long as we are alive in this world, every day is an opportunity to take hold of that ‘second chance.’ There is no failure unless you give up, and he never gave up. And I haven’t given up on him.”
Source

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 adventureisouttheremydear
 So like do caterpillars
 know that they re gonna
 be butterflies or do they
 just build the cacoon
 and be like wtf am l
 doing
 frauleinninja
 this post has fucked me up more than any other on this site
 trustedwings
 Okay but no, do you understand what happens to a caterpillar once it's in its
 cocoon? It completely turns into goo. That's right, GOO. The damn thing
 dissolves and the reforms into the butterfly. Even crazier, the wings of the
 butterfly are already inside the caterpillar, ready to go, just waiting to float
 around in some goo and then be a beautiful butterfly. The craziest part?!? A
 study was done where some caterpillars were exposed to a certain smell and
 then given an electric shock so eventually the caterpillar associated the smell
 with the shock. Well after those little hairy noodles came out of the their
 cocoons as butterflies, they exposed them to the smell again and the butterflies
 reacted super negatively, as if they were being shocked. A.K.A. not only is there
 wings floating around in that goo cocoon, there is also a brain, the same,
 unaltered brain as the caterpillar. The butterfly can recall its days as a caterpillar
 even after basically being turned into soup. And then it all somehow gets its shit
 together to be a stupid majestic little beast, and I can't even remember where l
 put my damn phone
 Source:lumpiagirl
Holy moly. | 19 Posts That'll Make You Say "Fucking Whoa" goo cocoon

Holy moly. | 19 Posts That'll Make You Say "Fucking Whoa" goo cocoon