The same month when storyboards came about [for the movie], Miyazaki set off to the ancient forests of Yakushima, in Kyushu and the mountains of Shirakami-Sanchi in northern Honshu [of Japan].
It was just right, the ruins of this ancient forest reflects on us as humans. We need to learn to appreciate what we have left of the environment, and I wanted this as a theme for the animation.” -Miyazaki on his inspiration for Princess Mononoke

Alda Villiljós - My home of fire and ice, 2014



Forest Park in the Rain by Rozanne on Flickr.

Don’t start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday. Every day is a fresh start. Each day is a new beginning. Every morning we wake up is the first day of the rest of our life.
30 Truths I’ve Learned in 30 Years (via feierwasduliebst)


Sand by Philip Stewart


Sea to shining sea, Josef Hoflehner

I’m either happy because of nothing, or sad because of everything
From my diary (via bambive)