When public figures pass from this earth, we have the tendency to engage in some hagiographic revision. We like to play fast and loose with historical context, create temporal leaps and marginalize inconvenient narratives. There are things we must remember we are told to forget.
I have no muse in a singular sense.
Wangechi Mutu on women who inspire her.
Don’t surrender your loneliness so quickly.
Let it cut more deep.
Let it ferment and season you as few
human or even divine ingredients can.
Something missing in my heart tonight
has made my eyes so soft,
my voice so tender, my need of God
- More creating, less consuming.
- Strive for progress not perfection.
- More doing, less thinking.
- Listen to your body.
- Feed yourself.
- Practice saying No to others.
- Cultivate skills, hobbies, self.
- Body acceptance.
- Clean space, clean mind.
- Take risks (don’t let your fear of failure keep you down).
- Listen to your wise mind.
471. Haruki Murakami Bingo
The genius of Haruki Murakami’s novels and the strange worlds within them is captured in a cute and potentially interactive idea: Bingo! Its creator, Grant Snider at Incidental Comics says he has read all of Murakami’s works (12 novels, three short stories, and a memoir).
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Mediation is not an effective response to a student being bullied because it re-victimizes the target and puts him or her back into an unbalanced and emotionally vulnerable situation. The administrator needs to investigate the complaints and mete out consequences to the bullies when the story is corroborated! - @avivascully , school social worker.
”Felicia had reported the taunts to an administrator, who arranged mediation sessions between Felicia and the boys she said were harassing her. Police are now investigating her death. Neither they nor the Education Department nor the school would comment on the bullying allegations.” —- http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/26/nyregion/suicide-of-staten-island-girl-is-blamed-on-bullying.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0