I’m in a constant state of turning things over and over like stones in my hands. I keep examining the place I grew up in, flipping it over and over in my mind, trying to see new ways the light gets in. I’m trying to see it as my roommate has seen it in these eight months, as a place undiscovered, a place with new things to learn and explore. I keep looking at the faces of people I love, watching how the shadows and the sun shift and shape the features I call home. There’s the act of placing my heart in between my palms, turning it over as one might turn over in bed, searching for cracks. I think I’m trying to turn myself inside out, to know the parts of me I’ve hidden even from myself.
Let Her Go (Cover)Birdy
Birdy - Let Her Go (Cover)
I think there’s something something heartwarming in taking time after a long week or series of weeks to do something so you. To spend hours baking, to read that novel you love so much one more time, to watch an entire series of grey’s in one day, to run, to draw, to spend time with all the people who make you laugh.To take time to do all the things that you believe make up who you are. It’s so easy to lose yourself in the stress of work or school, to get caught up in the busyness of november, the brisk wind of december. It’s so easy to give all of yourself to things like essays and errands that don’t make up who you really are but there’s something heartwarming in returning to focusing on the things you do love. It’s like returning home.
Hey listen, you are going to get through this, okay? Right now, you’re at a point in your life where you need to focus on you, and getting yourself to a healthy place. I encourage you to talk to a counselor and talk to your mom, explain how scary all of this is. Tell them exactly what you’re telling me. Maybe pushing yourself to get a job isn’t the best thing for you right now. There are so many people around you and I want you to never feel alone, okay? You can do this ❤
During spring in Denmark, about one half hour before dusk, more than 1 million Sturnus Vulgaris (kind of bird) gathered from all over to join and form a remarkable collection of the air. Until making the sky looks dark. This phenomenon is called Black Sun, and can be seen in early spring in the western Denmark.
i’m so blessed to have someone as wonderful and supportive as hailley in my life. she is quite possibly the best thing that’s ever happened to me. she’s my person.
Claude Monet - Morning on the Seine near Giverny, 1897
Abbas Kiarostami (Iran, 1940- ), La Forêt sans feuilles, Installation, 2005, Victoria and Albert Museum and Colin Morris Associated, London
well i wasn’t crying before i read this, but now i am. thank you so much for this. i can’t begin to describe how much this means to me that you write this and send it to me. i wish all the happiness and all the beauty this world has to offer <3
O Canada (1970), Joyce Wieland
To make this print, Wieland put on greasy lipstick and pressed her lips onto a clean lithography stone, forming the syllables of the Canadian national anthem. The piece plays with ideas of feminism and nationalism. The “O” in the title is repeated in the shape of the lips, suggesting both fervent patriotism and a kind of eroticism.