Older women working it
a digital scrapbook for a compulsive listmaker...
writer. artist. geek. nomad. beachbaby. mess.
collector of many things. all fire + water + daydreams.
basking in green.
"We censor our emotions because we know that life sucks and everything ends, and we’re trying not to get hurt along the way. It happens when you reach the real stuff, and the real stuff hardens your nails, heart, and head. And today, I ask you to reconsider the awe anyway. To throw some cynicism aside. To feel shit wholly and gigantic, to appreciate things large and small and be wild over them. Get giddy with it: the fall leaves, a good hug, some new outfit, a good bite of pizza, a friend, a kiss. Get fuckin’ awed with it. Why? I don’t know. Because phases of our life die so quickly. Because things end so rapidly and all we have are the emotions leftover from them. Because we get hard, and we forget, and because of those things, we lose the awe of it. But if we could hold onto at least a little, we can grasp at things fully before they are gone."
"Some of the greatest singers in the world…you can spot their influences. But Kate Bush has no mother or father. I’d be an average musician if it wasn’t for her,” Tricky says in an article on how Kate’s 1978 album, The Kick Inside, changed his life. “Her music has always sounded like dreamland to me…I have so many copies of The Whole Story lying around the world.” He says that his track Strugglin’ was inspired by Breathing, “just the texture, the suffocation of it”. He concludes by writing: “When I hear The Kick Inside now, I still wish I’d written those songs. I don’t believe in God, but if I did, her music would be my bible. Her music sounds religious to me. She should be treasured more then The Beatles. That she isn’t is probably down to her own personality, because she can walk away from everything, and not make albums, and I so respect her for that. Just to live your life, and not play the game – to me, that’s success."
I love Tricky. I love Kate Bush.
What makes me so happy about this is that she isn’t telling you you must love your body or that you are obligated to. She saying you have permission to. And that’s important, because there are a lot of reasons why people have trouble with self-love. But the idea that you aren’t supposed to love your body, that you aren’t allowed to for whatever reason, needs to be crushed. If you can’t love you body right now, if your body causes you pain or disphoria or distress, you aren’t required to love it. But you are ALLOWED to. You are entitled to the chance to make peace with your body, if you ever reach a point where you are ready to. No one else should be trying to stop you.
beautifully said ^
this one. @aretefyre
bathroom stall philosophy.
blurry bridge boston abstraction.