"I believed that I wanted to be a poet, but deep down I just wanted to be a poem."
Jaime Gil De Bieda (via sherlokided)
Words: Tori Watson
Illustration: Taylor Dolan
"Oscar Wilde said that if you know what you want to be, then you inevitably become it - that is your punishment, but if you never know, then you can be anything. There is a truth to that. We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing - an actor, a writer - I am a person who does things - I write, I act - and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun."
Stephen Fry (via phenomenaaa)
"Down in Mississippi" by Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear
In love with this song & the whole record in general.
[You can buy it here if you find you like it as much as I do.]
Video by tori
MattConley (Community Director) writes:
“This is a really cool remix of Day Glo’s resource! I love how it’s sort of a retro infomercial with very little context (who is watching the broadcast, what year is it, what comes next on the TV?)
A great way to build off of this evolving collaboration could be to write some text records outlining additional ideas for this, or remixing this or the original resource with additional visuals, audio, etc.
Really looking forward to seeing this continue to grow within the community!”
Click the pic to watch my latest animation of the fantastic story, “Skip & the Turtle” by the lovely MadisenMusic & his niece Gabrielle! <3
"To practice gratitude and joy, in those moments of terror, when we’re wondering, ‘Can I love you that much? Can I believe in this this passionately? Can I be this fierce about this?’ Just to be able to stop and instead of catastrophizing what might happen, to say, ‘I’m just so grateful. Because to feel this vulnerable means I’m alive.’"
Brené Brown, The Power of Vulnerability. [My all-time favourite TED talk.]
i am helium glazed, punch-drunk head full of sugar air.
nerves like live wires, lithe and fizzy.
(you mouth things to me on the backs of my eyelids,
my hallucinating finger paces the length
of your bottom lip.)
everything feels so close now,
the room is holding its breath.
you have made me forget subtlety, pretense clattering;
i am sure a false move will follow and i’ll be exposed.
(i am fused, blithely untenable. it is only a matter of time.)
this is the beginning, i will remember.
sometimes it will ache with promise
but delicately, now,
i hold that promise in between my fingers
and it sings!
[it sings!, February 24th 2013, 11pm.]
"a good family barbecue, alcohol fuelled laughter, ampersands, ani difranco, being brave, bottomless pits of laughter, boys who don’t try, choosing, comfortable silences, digging non-literal holes, doing dares, duvets with no drafts, euphoria, experiments in subjecting myself, faking confidence, far-fetched stories, flowers as gifts, forgetting mistakes, free drinks, geek glasses, geeks with attitude, getting financially comfortable, glass ketchup bottles, hannah’s intoxicating laugh, having meaningful conversations, having my hair stroked, hilarious misunderstandings, intense charity shop hilarity, jeanette winterson, late night epiphanies, listening to lynne sing, llamas, losing weight, love like a tsunami, magnetic poetry, meeting in the library, milk, mooses, not fearing the worst, not putting myself down, not thinking about ‘future’, people remembering my name, performance arts duals, plausible excuses, polaroids, post-gym euphoria, pyjamas, random dumb missions, reaching conclusions about me, red, resolving dramas, ryan adams, scars, secrets, smiling for no reason, spontaneity, stars, sudden inspiration, sweet tea, sylvia plath, taking time to care, telling elaborate white lies, that fuzzy feeling, thawing by log fires, the beauty of fragility, the bell jar, the mezzanine spiral staircase, the smell of lilies, throwing peachhalves into fryingpans, unconditional friends, unexpected presents, vegetables, vivid dreams i remember, water, when i’m not freezing, when love conquers all, when things get better, white russians, words, words & meanings, yawning lilies"
a list i just found of things i liked in 2004.