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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to my birth mother, the one I never realized I cared to know until it was too late.

Happy Mother’s Day to my beautiful parents who adopted me and have raised me to be who I am, and who I thank with every fiber in me that I have a good head on my shoulders. I could never thank you enough. You are my home. To bear the name Perez as my last name makes me proud. You have sacrificed so much to raise my sister and I.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the parental figures I have adopted, who have taught me valuable lessons, and have offered their endless support over the years.

Happy Mother’s Day to my older sister and brother who I have few, but very precious memories of — its bittersweet that life continually brought us together and apart and together and apart, but in the end, you two are always with me.

Happy Mother’s Day to my niece, who is going through struggles I can’t comprehend, and I hope we can meet soon. I hope you are as strong as the women who share our bloodline.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful men and women I have had the luck to know: biological relatives, and adopted/foster relatives, teachers, professors and friends. It only means that I have more mothers than the average person to raise me up and empower me and I am thankful to have every one of you in my life.

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archiemcphee:

This spectacular white building is called Wat Rong Khun or The White Temple. It’s a Buddhist temple located in Northern Thailand just outside the city of Chiang Rai. Designed by Thai visual artist Chalermchai Kositpipat in 1997, The White Temple is an awesome blend of traditional Thai architecture and both beautiful and grotesque surreal elements. It’s as much a work of art as it is a building devoted to learning and meditation.

"To reach the temple you have to walk over a bridge over a moat filled with innumerable sculptures of out-reaching arms, apparently symbolizing desire. Once inside, you will be greeted not by traditional Buddha life scenarios but by contemporary scenes and icons of popular culture. Instead of paintings of heroes fighting demons, the artist decided to take contemporary manifestations of good and evil and put it into a Buddhist context. Murals of Batman, Superman, Predator and even Keanu Reeves as Neo from The Matrix are seen in the interior."

Although it’s already an incredibly impressive sight, Wat Rong Khun is still a work in progress. The temple sits on 3 acres of property that will eventually include a phra ubosot (prayer room), pagoda, hermitage, crematorium, monastery hall, preaching hall, museum, pavilion and rest room facilities.

[via Amusing Planet and All Day Chic]

Sick. :)