luna moth & African moon moth
last week or so a bunch of lil moths got trapped in our room and i was a mess about it. watching them chaotically, drunkenly swarm and fall towards the lights broke my heart so hard, knowing they are just looking for the moon. for moon lights to help them straighten out and go the right way and they move too fast to even catch them and let them outside so they can find it. please.
The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
Virgo: If the streets bend all strange around you this week, if your days feel like such small brittle things, just try to breathe, try to sleep, try to drink enough water. You can slow down, if you need to, or you can stay inside all day, or you can talk to kind strangers in the park, in the store, on the bus. The future will come when it wants to, so try to enjoy your time this week. Try just to enjoy your own body. Try just to enjoy your own sweet life.
this made me cry.
also I burned my leg really really bad it’s super gross I won’t even show it off BUT I feel like a warrior princess with this gauze and tape on…. like where I’d keep my knife etc. generally badass af.
yesterday was okay, I guess. it never ends though, does it? it goes and goes.
the good parts were these magic pathways. I like those.
Joan of Arc by Albert Lynch (1851-1912)
engraving from Figaro Illustre magazine, 1903
this feels important and relevant
In honor of #readwomen2014 – an effort to equalize the gender imbalance in our collective reading habits – here are 14 fantastic, timeless reads by women:
- Annie Dillard on presence over productivity
- Joan Didion on self-respect
- Susan Sontag on photography as aesthetic consumerism and a form of modern violence
- Virginia Woolf on the creative benefits of keeping a diary
- Helen Keller on optimism
- Alexandra Horowitz on the blinders of attention
- Anaïs Nin on why emotional excess is essential to creativity
- Hannah Arendt on how bureaucracy fuels violence
- Jennifer Finney Boylan on what it’s like to be a transgender parent
- Anissa Ramirez on saving science education
- Jeanette Winterson on adoption and how we use storytelling to save ourselves
- Dani Shapiro on the pleasures and perils of the creative life
- Virginia Woolf on how to read a book
- Susan Sontag on literature and freedom
Artwork above by Joanna Walsh
Sonosuke Sato’s advice to Kiyoko Nagase:
“TREAT POETRY LIKE LOVE”
Anonymous said: You're so beautifully stunning. I wish I was as pretty as you.
this hurts my heart. thank you, dove. but listen. you are, i know it. i can tell. also, i struggle. you know? i don’t feel that way. but thank you, you beauty.