Loïs Mailou Jones painting in her Paris studio in 1937 or 1938, with kitten supervising from her shoulder
Just got some v. bad news: @deluxvivens has passed. Got off the phone w/her mom minutes ago - she was found in her apt. by the Sherriff.
If you didn’t know. This is crushing.
You will be so very dearly missed, delux.
"Otters have a skin flap that forms a pocket so they can keep their favorite rock with them. They use this rock to break open mollusks when eating. Some otters go their entire lives carrying the same rock!” source
Otters are the freaking best
"I’ve always wanted not to give a fuck. While crying helplessly into my pillow for no good reason, I would often fantasize that maybe someday I could be one of those stoic badasses whose emotions are mostly comprised of rock music and not being afraid of things."
Allie Brosh, Hyperbole and a Half (via quoted-books)
As much as the term is problematic as shit, I feel like ‘home grown terrorists’ inadvertently acknowledges that racism and alienation of brown folks in Australia (and other dominant white countries, but I’m talking about Aus because our PM is on some ridic “home grown terrorists” kick right now) might be a problem? Not that those using the term will admit such a thing, but it’s curious to me.
Like, maybe making one’s country inclusive and welcoming and representative might be better for getting people on board than threatening them with terrorist branding, maybe.
Despite the previous post, I’ve actually probably been a lot more forthcoming in group than I pretty much ever have to any psych I’ve seen, so idk?
I mean it took a while to settle in but for me there’s a certain power in being able to just kind of flail when someone says something and be like omg yes THAT, and something really validating when someone else does that in response to something you’ve said?
I guess that might even be why I’m noticing the difference now, because honestly it’s been nearly seven months now and usually three months of lower frequency of sessions with a therapist and I would’ve almost completely stopped talking because I’d have decided I have nothing new or interesting or useful to say.
*shrug* therapy is weird and difficult and ily2 bb.