April 24, 2014
"Did you know that the metronome inside us quickens when telling a lie? I want to build an honest house, where the motion detector is so sharp it knows when my thoughts leave the room. Where the clap-on lamp works as a polygraph. When you swear you still love me, the lights flicker."

— Megan Falley, from The Honest House

April 24, 2014
"On April 14th, 1919, the sister of Marcel Duchamp, Suzanne, married one of his closest friends, the painter Jean Crotti. Marcel’s wedding present to the couple arrived by mail three weeks later. It was a letter that contained a set of instructions for a work of art his sister and brother in law were to make. His letter said to take a geometry textbook, to open it, and then to bind it with wire to the metal railing of their apartment’s balcony. It was to be left out in the weather until it learned the facts of life."

— from Adult Mag, via The Coquette: Ugly-Sexy: Cool?  

April 24, 2014
I’m having a very climb-on-a-rooftop-and-shout-don’t-tan-don’t-diet-you’re-smart-and-beautiful-eat-a-cookie kind of morning.

(Source: rachelfershleiser, via emilywalks)

April 24, 2014

waxenneat:

“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.”

April 24, 2014

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. 

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April 23, 2014
"Stendahl syndrome:
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."

— (a term I learned today, via this moving read by Janea Kelly over at This Recording) (I think I have that)

April 23, 2014
pureunevile: First Date Looks for Spring

pureunevile: First Date Looks for Spring

(Source: see-what-eye-see)

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April 22, 2014
By now four months have gone by. You get asked if you still miss him. Don’t answer that. At this point in your life, you are about as stable as a table made even by sugar packets. Anything you say comes from the same self-involved brain that only weeks ago brought you such gems as ‘Is there a difference between wanting to be unconscious and not caring if you’re unconscious?’ In your spare time—and let’s face it, all of it is spare—you have been quietly ticking off private holidays and “this time last year” anniversaries. If you want out of this conversation, you’re going to have to cough up the big lie. You miss the idea of him.

coffeeslut: Sloane Crosley, How Did You Get This Number

April 22, 2014

omysoulfaintnotThe Head and the Heart - Rivers and Roads

Relevant as ever.

(via daydreamsandhappiness)

April 22, 2014
"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!

"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!

April 21, 2014
"No one has ever been in a relationship on the brink of deterioration and come back from the edge saying, “Sex saved us.” No one has ever said, “We were on the verge of breaking up, but we had this mind-blowing sex and it’s fixed everything else that was wrong with us.” But how many of us have tried?"

brinkwomanship: