I don't think I've been quite so enamoured with words before encountering this quote. The ocean certainly has that je ne sais quoi and when you think about it, so do we. I can't help but find similarities to humanity in these words too, because there really is something beautiful about us all. We posses powers and abilities to create and be and this world offers us infinite possibilities to do so. In our essence we seek and crave serenity and peace; both within ourselves and in the world around us. Deep down we are all magnificent beings in our own right. We are individually unique and special; worthy of all good.

But we're also a terribly irritable bunch. And at times incredibly hateful, not only to one another but most alarmingly to the planet we populate. And this has been plaguing my mind lately. Because Planet Earth has been incredibly patient with our nonsense. And like poking a bear, eventually luck runs dry and it retaliates uncontrollably. So now more than ever we need to cease all ignorance and begin tending to her needs. Because if we don't then who will? (Obama said it best at the recent G20 summit.) Do we really want to be forever cemented in history as that bunch of people who did nothing, who changed not a damn thing? A generation seemingly so consumed in self indulgence and without remorse for future generations? Selfish and lackadaisical, overlooking all responsibility? Because that is exactly how we will be remembered. Not for the good and great but for allowing our climate to continually disintegrate further and dangerously beyond repair.

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I don't think I've been quite so enamoured with words before encountering this quote. The ocean certainly has that je ne sais quoi and when you think about it, so do we. I can't help but find similarities to humanity in these words too, because there really is something beautiful about us all. We posses powers and abilities to create and be and this world offers us infinite possibilities to do so. In our essence we seek and crave serenity and peace; both within ourselves and in the world around us. Deep down we are all magnificent beings in our own right. We are individually unique and special; worthy of all good.

But we're also a terribly irritable bunch. And at times incredibly hateful, not only to one another but most alarmingly to the planet we populate. And this has been plaguing my mind lately. Because Planet Earth has been incredibly patient with our nonsense. And like poking a bear, eventually luck runs dry and it retaliates uncontrollably. So now more than ever we need to cease all ignorance and begin tending to her needs. Because if we don't then who will? (Obama said it best at the recent G20 summit.) Do we really want to be forever cemented in history as that bunch of people who did nothing, who changed not a damn thing? A generation seemingly so consumed in self indulgence and without remorse for future generations? Selfish and lackadaisical, overlooking all responsibility? Because that is exactly how we will be remembered. Not for the good and great but for allowing our climate to continually disintegrate further and dangerously beyond repair.

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  1. I completely agree! People usually don't use 99.9% of what they are capable of! We just got to get out and do and do good! Love that leather jacket too! ;)

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  2. love the shots and your words always!
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  3. Forreal I thought you were going to bitch about the warm weather we had over the weekend. But this one is much better. Peace, love & dessert to you.

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    1. Ahahahaha am I that predictable Gigi? xx

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  4. On a side note, I wish I looked that awesome in a leather jacket - what a great pic! :)

    I agree with you about needing to do more too - not just for the environment, but other people. It's good to help others as much as possible, we want to have a great legacy, not the negative one it's shaping up to be.

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  5. The leather jacket is amazing! The braids are very cute too, by the way :)

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  6. What you write is true. I believe in karma and what goes around, comes around.

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  7. Love the quote and the pinterest collage! So pretty!

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  8. Hi Sonia! That quote is truly inspiring and you are right, it could be applied also to humanity. I totally agree with what you say but I also think our generation got the bad legacy of the previous one, so we have to work double and always put all the effort we can have to obtain some results. Now, please give me that leather jacket, its to die for!:) Happy Monday Sonia! xo

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    1. You're completely right Lilli, Gen Y (that's what we call us over here) are the one's who'll still be roped into the mess the previous ones made for us. It'll probably be left to us to start cleaning out their selfish mess, but by then it'll be too late. BTW that jacket is form All Saints. Not sure if it's recent though, just found on Pinterest! xx

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  9. Great quote and cool collage, your posts are always so full of inspiration!!!!
    Happy New week Sonia!
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  10. Your blog is perfection! From layout to its content. Keep sharing, I'll be stalking 😁

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  11. Your blog is so amazing! So inspiring!
    Really love the layout and pictures!
    Was a pleasure to visit your blog!
    Check mine when u have time <3

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  12. The collage is awesome love the quote.

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  13. Very inspiring imagens and very inspiring quote!
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  14. great inspo
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  15. Incredibly charming is what your wrote and what you've showed us in this collage. You brought me in a parallel dimension. Loosing myself in words is what I need during this Monday morning.
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  16. Stunning biker jacket! I love your pictures Sonia!
    ♥XO♥
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  17. Genial el post de inspiración! ...HOY EN MI BLOG, LOOK CON "CUBRE BOTAS"!! http://adribohocloset.blogs.elle.es/cubre-botas-para-un-look-boho/

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  18. I think it's important to make something out of our lives rather than go with the flow, you are right. x

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  19. Great post! we should take more concious of our environment!
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  20. I love these photos - I like the idea of making something of our life.

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  21. Love the post ...and the Pictures <3

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  22. Amazing collage :)
    Xx,
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  23. beautiful pics ! :) and love the leather jacket ! :D

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  24. I agree with your words, we should be more respectful for the earth, care for the environment, unfortunately people are the most egoistic genre (nor all, but mostly).
    Btw. Love this leather jacket!

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    1. Very true and very sad. There are too many egotistical people out there today, especially the ones in power xx

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  25. So inspiring this post! I think all of us must do our bit to care for the Earth.

    Jasmine x

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  26. We still have a lot to learn. I don't think we'll be the generation that did nothing. There are small acts of huge valor occurring every minute.
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    1. I do our generation in general are the one's who are demanding change, as a whole at least. Let's hope they hear us Carmen. xx

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  27. I really love this photo set, and the quote is very beautiful as well. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. Just followed you on bloglovin.:)
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  28. Yes global warming is very scary. And unfortunately it is not the fault of one generation. The planet and environment stated getting damaged starting with the industrial revolution. And the tipping point is very scary and very real.

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    1. Agreed Allie. We're very near to that tipping point I'm afraid xx

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  29. i agree with your post. your words are incredibly moving.. we have to make a good/positive change in this world for our generation and the next to come!

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  30. This is an insanely good post! Your writing is impeccable. The quote about the ocean, just simply beautiful. Every word you typed was the cold, harsh truth and it couldn't have been more raw and inspiring. You write like a professional lovely lady xx

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    1. Nawww Jade you're the cutest. Thank you lovely lady, hearing such praise from you is making me blush xx

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  31. I've been always thinking about this too. All I been telling my kids "you only can count on yourself when you on the way of your own but always help others who need as much as you could". As the world like today.😄. Thx to you for speaking. Even one voice and it does help😄 hey count me in😄,

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    1. What a beautiful saying and lesson for them. Kindness moves mountains and the world needs more kindness xx

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  32. That broads? a "do" the laying is too cute and the leather jacket "perfect for my closet"😄

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  33. Love that quote too. So true - the ocean is alluring because it is at the same time beautiful but dangerous

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  34. It's so true though... I can't believe in a world so advanced our generation seem more backward then ever - they don't even care to talk to the people they're with (the countless times I've seen dinner groups busy instagrammin' and peeled to their iPhones) much less care about the environment! It's just the sad, sad truth... Selfish and lackadaisical is an accurate summation of our generation! On a brighter note: I love that collage! Xx

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    1. Wow, don't get me started on social media lol. I feel for even younger kids who don't know any different. Social media's only just peaked a few years back so for most of us we knew a life without it and what it meant to connect with people face to face, but those newer generations born into the world today I feel sorry for. They're so far removed and disconnected from actual social situations. While it's been amazing to network and connect with people all across the world at the same time it's like a death to society and real relationships

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  35. Wonderful quote and collage! So cool!! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. I totally agree- we can't keep on poking the bear aka our planet + home and not expect catastrophic results. Our generation has to do something- and now! :) Great post, lady!

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  37. Very lovely post!

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  38. beautiful prose sonia ;) i'm always one for living close to the water, and i hope this never changes x

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    1. Me too Steph. Living in Australia it's kind of mandatory being beside the coast xx

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  39. I like the french braid.

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  40. I absolutely love how you put these posts together, beautiful.

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  41. Beautiful post as always Sonia! Love this inspiration!
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  42. These images are so inspirational!!

    I love it!

    XX

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  43. That is such a beautiful quote! So true!!!

    xoxo

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  44. great collage an also the quote!
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  45. You are so right Sonia. We need to take ownership, responsibility, and action....or else like you said we'll find ourselves in an even worse situation years from now. And the fact that you're using this platform to address something that needs our utmost attention....I really commend you for it. Go Sonia! Thank you for sharing your thoughts girl! :)

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    1. Aww thank you for sharing yours too Rita xx

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  46. Love… beautiful collage of images; so inspirational!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
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  47. Wise words. We should all stop for a moment and think about that...

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  48. always meaningful and thought provoking!

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  49. Have an awesome day Sonia!
    xx
    cvety

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  50. I love your fashion boards, do you make them yourself? Thanks for sharing this quote, I agree there is something about it that is thought provoking - it's been said before there are endless similarities between humans and nature, after all! Have a lovely weekend :)

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    1. I do G. I'll get inspired by an image then go from there. xx

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  51. Have a lovely evening!
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  52. Lovely post, as per usual! Thanks for sharing! <3

    I have a new outfit post up, would love to know your thoughts:

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  53. This is so completely accurate. We often think of the ocean in all it's beauty but there definitely is another side to it also which is very powerful. You wrote this perfectly and it really made me go deep into thought.

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  54. Very inspiring post & gorgeous picks! Happy weekend, dear! xoxo
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  55. Cool and inspiring photos!
    Hav e a nice sunday

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  56. That collage is so beautiful - very inspiring. :)
    And I also like what you have written here, it's
    so right - we should finally stop talking and start doing something
    because one day it'll be too late...

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    1. Let's hope we can finally do something before it's too late xx

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  57. The ocean is my favorite place on earth. I think if we had stricter laws on waste disposal, it would make a huge difference in our wnvironment. I've heard that Japan has some in place, that I think we could definitely adopt in other countries. Awesome thoughts!

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    Tania
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    1. That would be a great idea for other nations to follow suit. Thank you for your thoughts lovely xx

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  58. Wow, these pics are amazing!!!
    xoxo
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  59. The leather jacket is always a good idea

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