“The path to paradise begins in hell.”
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Hey Tumblr, how about some cute pictures of giant snakes?
This is Julius, a female albino Burmese python from Germany. You might know her from a viral video a little while back where she showed that she could open doors. She unfortunately passed away last year, but I thought it would be nice to post a photoset. She has a Facebook page in the source with more photos.
This incredible photo marks the end of Matador Torero Alvaro Munera’s career. He collapsed in remorse mid-fight when he realized he was having to prompt this otherwise gentle beast to fight. He went on to become an avid opponent of bullfights. Even grievously wounded by picadors, he did not attack this man.
Torrero Munera is quoted as saying of this moment: “And suddenly, I looked at the bull. He had this innocence that all animals have in their eyes, and he looked at me with this pleading. It was like a cry for justice, deep down inside of me. I describe it as being like a prayer - because if one confesses, it is hoped, that one is forgiven. I felt like the worst shit on earth.”
I’ve reblogged this at least two other times but this is possibly one of my favorite photos ever.The bull is just like ‘hey r u ok?’ it’s so powerful
Believe me, you will find more lessons in the woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you what you cannot learn from masters.
- St. Bernard of Clairvaux