invincible summer.

yesterday was my birthday. after a relaxing day of solo self care and a raucous night of celebration with some of the most generous and loving humans on earth, i woke this morning feeling like a goddamn legend. at 33, i am the smartest. sexiest. strongest. bravest. badassiest i’ve ever been. it’s taken my whole life to believe that! standing on the deck this beautiful day, taking in the city and the perfect cup of tea, i finally figured out how to get free. i’m never going back. (at Lower Haight)

yesterday was my birthday. after a relaxing day of solo self care and a raucous night of celebration with some of the most generous and loving humans on earth, i woke this morning feeling like a goddamn legend. at 33, i am the smartest. sexiest. strongest. bravest. badassiest i’ve ever been. it’s taken my whole life to believe that! standing on the deck this beautiful day, taking in the city and the perfect cup of tea, i finally figured out how to get free. i’m never going back. (at Lower Haight)

Mark Rothko on the Transcendent Power of Art and How (Not) To Experience His Paintings

I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions — tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on — and the fact that lots of people break down and cry when confronted with my pictures shows that I communicate those basic human emotions… The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them. And if you, as you say, are moved only by their color relationships, then you miss the point! — Mark Rothko 

(WHEW. THANKS, BRO. NOW I DON’T FEEL LIKE SUCH A BIG FAT CRY BABY. or: a personal thing i wrote about my creepy relationship with this man’s art => here.

(Source: brainpickings.org)

arcticdiscos:

 Sylvia Plath. 1932-1963
 “I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I  want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the  skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades,  tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.” 

arcticdiscos:

 Sylvia Plath. 1932-1963

 “I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I  want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the  skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades,  tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.” 

Camera misfire. Like much of the beauty in life: unintended. It’s easy to be dazzled by the romance of Fate or the flipped-coin outcomes of “no expectations.” But sometimes those seemingly whimsical notions are actually paralyzing Fear in disguise. Let us have the strength of heart to know the difference. Serendipity is sweet, but Intentionality is a badass mofo. This photo was an accident, but the sentiment is not.

Camera misfire. Like much of the beauty in life: unintended. It’s easy to be dazzled by the romance of Fate or the flipped-coin outcomes of “no expectations.” But sometimes those seemingly whimsical notions are actually paralyzing Fear in disguise. Let us have the strength of heart to know the difference. Serendipity is sweet, but Intentionality is a badass mofo. This photo was an accident, but the sentiment is not.

For all the lonely hearts out there in need of some loving words this Valentine’s Day: call me tonight at (510) 590-1916, between the hours of 7-9p PST. Speak ONLY the password _INVINCIBLE SUMMER_ and I will recite to you my favorite love poem of ALL TIME…. LIVE! FREE! DON’T BE CREEPY!