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Varanasi (Hindustani pronunciation: [ʋaːˈraːɳəsi] ( listen)), also known as Benares,[3] Banaras (Banāras [bəˈnaːrəs] ( listen)) or Kashi (Kāśī [ˈkaːʃi] ( listen)), is a city on the banks of the Ganges (Ganga) in Uttar Pradesh, 320 kilometres (200 mi) southeast of the state capital, Lucknow. It is the holiest of the seven sacred cities (Sapta Puri) in Hinduism and Jainism, and played an important role in the development of Buddhism.

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how is it that they have so little and they’re so happy? and we all have so much and are so sad? (via elizacunniffe)

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The Obsessive Joy of Autism: fascinating and thought provoking words about joy, autism, and what it means to be normal.

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My mom did a picture of us like this when we were younger turned out great and is an great pose for a group of little kids!

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laugh out loud--- i'm in all black, my color (Kathy)..I am in the beret...so French! (Eileen) You are the tall thin one, Dena!!!

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