— Megan Falley, from The Honest House
“I feel like there are two different types of people when it comes to taking care of the humans of the world: those who need to learn to be less selfish and give to others and those who need to do a lot more taking care of themselves. I’m not sure about the people who balance both. They exist, I know some, and I always assume they had pristine childhoods and their father was a professor and their mother was a doula and they had a very well-rounded and coached existence. This is a false assumption, of course, but I wonder about anyone who is able to balance any of their shit because I feel like I can’t balance any of mine. I’m not even sure anymore if that’s a bad thing.I hope you find ways to be better to yourself.”
Some months ago I read a line that stuck with me, which I thiiink was from a This Recording post, but I can’t for the life of me remember the author (maybe Lucy Morris? maybe Kara Vanderbijl?) or find the post. The line was something along the lines of, misheard song lyrics are often humorous, and almost always telling.
For the longest time, I thought the repeated line of this song was “I feel incapable of / seeing the end / I feel incapable of / saying it’s over.” In sending the song to someone this morning, I realized she’s actually saying, “I’m feeling capable of…”
Misheard song lyrics are almost always telling.
a psychosomatic disorder that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to an experience of great personal significance, particularly viewing art. The term can also be used to describe a similar reaction when confronted with immense beauty in the natural world."
coffeeslut: Sloane Crosley, How Did You Get This Number
omysoulfaintnot: The Head and the Heart - Rivers and Roads
Relevant as ever.
"The Earth is an animal that shakes off its fleas when they dig too deep, bite too hard. It shifts and our cities fall; it sighs and the coasts are overtaken." (Dave Eggers) // Do something kind for the Earth today- walk to work, eat vegan, eat local…
It is also this Earth Day dog’s 8th birthday today. HBD Simba - everything the light touches is your kingdom!