"It always makes me proud to love the world somehow—hate’s so easy compared."
"Stop measuring days by degree of productivity and start experiencing them by degree of presence."
- Culture is the secret force that connects us as human beings.
- “Delight” and “play” are essential to a fulfilling life.
- Kindness is the best religion.
"What is art? A declaration of love: the consciousness of our dependence on each other. A confession. An unconscious act that nonetheless reflects the true meaning of life—love and sacrifice."
"Being both soft and strong is a combination very few have mastered."
oh, I have those; they
In an effort to prepare for a world after peak oil, design student Mark Colliass has invented a bike accessory that can only be described as Peak Hipster. His clever contraption transforms a fixie into a rolling factory capable of cranking out arty, limited-edition lampshades that would make killer Etsy listings.
The project makes manufacturing as easy as, well, riding a bike. A bespoke rotational casting machine attaches to a bicycle’s handlebars. A small shot of liquid resin is poured into a rubber mold and it is inserted into the rig. As the rider pedals, the front wheel rotates the mold, sloshing the plastic around the cavity. A chemical transformation begins, and 40 minutes later the rider can remove a fully formed lampshade.
More: This Contraption Turns Your Bicycle Into a Lamp-Making Factory | Design | WIRED
"Having a lapse doesn’t make you a failure at recovery. It’s okay that you’re struggling, and more than that, it’s normal. I don’t say that to justify lapsing or use as a cop out when things get difficult. I say it as a reminder that your recovery doesn’t have to be perfect in order to produce results. That said, no one’s recovery is perfect. Everyone has set backs and reverts to old behaviors — not because we’re weak or incapable, but because recovery is one the most difficult things someone battling a mental illness can face. Your behaviors helped you cope with trauma and incredible emotional pain. They allowed you to numb out and they kept you afloat when you felt like you were drowning. Letting go of something that helped you survive for so long isn’t easy, and it doesn’t happen over the course of a few days or months. It’s terrifying and painful and unbelievably challenging, and it takes time. So be compassionate with yourself and your process. You’re doing the best you can to fight your demons and heal, and that’s all you can ask of yourself. You’re not a failure. You’re human and you’re struggling and that’s okay. And regardless of where you’re at in your recovery, you’re enough."
experimented w/ a new #nutribullet #raw #blendedrecipe today… tried a combo of: Coconut water + kale + ginger + stevia (adding stevia: totally unnecessary. but. my sweet tooth. 😁)
…thought it (I bet ya can guess?) thumbs-up stellar. 👍
#bunnyfood #springcleaning #cleansemebitch
"I love not man the less, but nature more." - Lord Byron
Butterfly Wonderland, Scottsdale, AZ.
I learned a few #funfacts about #butterflies today.
#1: Butterfly wings are actually transparent; it’s the thousands of tiny scales which cover their wings which reflect light in so many beautiful, different colors (at Butterfly Wonderland)
was warned not to wear this shirt out of the house for fear of being targeted + attacked in this late red state (#Arizona)… 9.9 miles as a traveling billboard later, I’m back safe, sweaty, and the recipient of many a mean-mugs by pissy hateful commuters, as well as a few winks from the sane ones. Welp. I’m smiling. #smallsuccess #fromwhereirun #LEGALIZEGAY #loudandproud