|—||Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song (via kushandwizdom)|
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
I’m going to cry :c
This is a practice that needs to end.
Confidence is really a conscious decision. I decided a long time ago that I was the shit and I would never let anyone tell me any different. Life will NEVER go exactly how you want it, so you have two options. You can live your life scared about what other people think about how you look/act, and miss out on SO much. OR, you can say “I AM DOPE. I CAN DO ANYTHING. FUCK YOU IF YOU DISAGREE.” And life is the shit cuz even if things don’t work out, you have no regrets.
oh my fucking god