into: art, cats, coffee, education, feminism, intelligent/attractive men, literature, music, politics, science, television, travel, wit
occasionally, I try to write.
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“Goddamn it, FEELING is what I like in art, not CRAFTINESS and the hiding of feelings.” —Jack Kerouac, born on this day in 1922.
oh, Jack, I will never know how to feel about you…happy birthday, anyway!
I don’t want to judge
What’s in your heart
But if you’re not ready for love
How can you be ready for life?
hi I’m going to go be obsessed with this song for the rest of my life okay bye
I unfortunately don’t have a chance to watch Cosmos right now (and probably won’t for a while), but I wanted to post something about it. I think this is a pretty good pick. I wish Christian could have seen Cosmos come back. I think he would have been really delighted. I know I am—it’s a reminder that he’s still with us, really.
"Read poetry every day of your life. Poetry is good because it flexes muscles you don’t use often enough. Poetry expands the senses and keeps them in prime condition. It keeps you aware of your nose, your eye, your ear, your tongue, your hand. And, above all, poetry is compacted metaphor or simile. Such metaphors, like Japanese paper flowers, may expand outward into gigantic shapes. Ideas lie everywhere through the poetry books, yet how rarely have I heard short story teachers recommending them for browsing.
What poetry? Any poetry that makes your hair stand up along your arms. Don’t force yourself too hard. Take it easy. Over the years you may catch up to, move even with, and pass T. S. Eliot on your way to other pastures. You say you don’t understand Dylan Thomas? Yes, but your ganglion does, and your secret wits, and all your unborn children. Read him, as you can read a horse with your eyes, set free and charging over an endless green meadow on a windy day.”
- Ray Bradbury, Zen In The Art of Writing
"First Kiss" by Tatia Pilieva
“We asked twenty strangers to kiss for the first time….”
oh my goodness, this made me giggle and squeal and curl up in a ball and laugh and feel embarrassed and happy and sad all at once…but above all, it just made me want to kiss someone. it’s been a while.
View from the Drawing Classroom, Klosterneuburg, Egon Schiele, c. 1905
Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know (Split)
The left ear is the original version while the right ear is an acoustic version of the song which I found here. Make sure you use headphones!
For more songs or audio edits by me click here.
For a download link click here.
holy shit this is amazing
Natasha Huey - “Salem”
"The G-Spot, still denied by many entirely, was named after the Columbus who discovered it. The spaces of our own bodies only become real once they have been mapped out in data, centuries after they have been loved by the curious fingers of our own or a lover’s touch."
Natasha Huey, CUPSI 2012 Finalist with UC Berkeley, performing at Cal Slam earlier this week.
"science has always tried to keep a sexual woman starving"
I had the honor of hearing this piece on Friday. It completely blew me away. What an amazing, beautiful, necessary poem and discussion. Share share share, get this out there for the whole damn world to see!
Yellow Irises, Pablo Picasso