1. Time will tell. Time is always telling. Time never stops telling.

    — Questlove on How Hip-Hop Failed Black America — Vulture

  2. heyamberrae:

I met a 47-year old yogi the other night who didn’t look a day over 30, both in energy and appearance. “What’s your secret?” I asked him. “Let other people carry their shit,” he said quickly and definitively.  Hearing this hit me in the gut.  As someone who can feel other people’s energy intensely, I have a tendency to pick it up and carry it with me. To take it personally. To let it weigh me down.  There are two strategies I’m playing with lately to navigate this:
a. “That totally sucks. That saddens me to hear that.” When things aren’t going well for others, I’ll acknowledge and empathize with heart and share what is alive in me by hearing about their situation.  And depending on the circumstances and closeness of the connection, I’ll ask:
b. “How can I support you?” I find myself torn up when I’m uncertain as to how I can be of service and support when challenges arise. Asking this simple question takes the pressure off and encourages the other person to clarify their ask. “Oh there’s nothing for you to do! This is a me thing.” or “I’d love if you could do this one thing…” or “I just need you to hold space like you are right now…” are some of the responses I’ve received lately.  Which brings me to: works well for you?
Day 39 of 100. #the100daybook #the100dayproject

    heyamberrae:

    I met a 47-year old yogi the other night who didn’t look a day over 30, both in energy and appearance. “What’s your secret?” I asked him. “Let other people carry their shit,” he said quickly and definitively.
    Hearing this hit me in the gut.
    As someone who can feel other people’s energy intensely, I have a tendency to pick it up and carry it with me. To take it personally. To let it weigh me down.
    There are two strategies I’m playing with lately to navigate this:

    a. “That totally sucks. That saddens me to hear that.” When things aren’t going well for others, I’ll acknowledge and empathize with heart and share what is alive in me by hearing about their situation.
    And depending on the circumstances and closeness of the connection, I’ll ask:

    b. “How can I support you?” I find myself torn up when I’m uncertain as to how I can be of service and support when challenges arise. Asking this simple question takes the pressure off and encourages the other person to clarify their ask. “Oh there’s nothing for you to do! This is a me thing.” or “I’d love if you could do this one thing…” or “I just need you to hold space like you are right now…” are some of the responses I’ve received lately.
    Which brings me to: works well for you?

    Day 39 of 100. #the100daybook #the100dayproject

  3. 8 April 2014

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    etund

    etund:

René Magritte, 1928

    etund:

    René Magritte, 1928

  4. explore-blog:

Happy birthday, Donald Barthelme! Celebrate with one of his finest essays.

    explore-blog:

    Happy birthday, Donald Barthelme! Celebrate with one of his finest essays.

  5. I am the least difficult of men. All I want is boundless love.

    — Meditations in an Emergency by Frank O’Hara : Poetry Magazine

  6. 24 March 2014

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    billyb

    There is no such thing as two people—whether baby and mother, two lovers, or teacher and student—being perfectly in sync with each other’s needs and wishes. Real intimacy arises from an ongoing process of connection that at some point is disrupted and then, ideally, repaired. I think of this as an interpersonal crochet stitch: connection, disruption, repair, over and over again, until a fabric is created with enough strength and flexibility to endure the wear of any two people attempting to know one another.

    — Looking into the Eyes of a Master | Tricycle #blur h/t @katrinaperdue (via billyb)

  7. What I Want

    My main aim in the world is to be good man.  Full blooded.  Full tilt boogie.  Using the body & brain & heart & spirit I’ve been given, all of which hunger for novelty & experience & craft & excellence and kindness & connection & care for others & tenderness & completeness of being.  Living with much gusto & taking my family and pals along.  Staying enchanted with the world. 

  8. Art project. 2006/2014.

  9. Now cut out only the best sentences, she said. And tape them on a blank page. And then when you have that, write in around them, she said. Fill in what’s missing and make it reach for the best of what you’ve written thus far.

    — Annie Dillard and the Writing Life - The Morning News

  10. (via This Is What It Would Look Like If Your Favorite Celebrities Were Covered In Badass Tattoos)

    (via This Is What It Would Look Like If Your Favorite Celebrities Were Covered In Badass Tattoos)