Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: A boy takes a break from playing with his scooter in the Cidade de Deus, or City of God, shantytown

Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images (via 24 hours in pictures | News | guardian.co.uk)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: A boy takes a break from playing with his scooter in the Cidade de Deus, or City of God, shantytown

Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images (via 24 hours in pictures | News | guardian.co.uk)

  1. hikergirl posted this
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.

- Henri Nouwen

Also... Gnomes and gardens and cats and dogs and hiking and nature and nephews/nieces and more.