I'm an artist, a music junkie, an aunt, and lots of other things. About a year ago, I moved from Grand Rapids, MI to Oakland, CA. When it comes to my personality, I'm an INFP big time. I love art, psychology, science, surrealism, psychedelia, atheism, feminism, animals, the outdoors, books, bikes, musicians, intellectuals, and eccentrics. Some of my favorite bands include: of Montreal, Queen Adreena, Metric, Warpaint, Dum Dum Girls, Air, Phantogram, Ladytron, and of course, The Beatles. If you're curious about anything else, feel free to ask!
I also help run a blog dedicated to KatieJane Garside: lullabies in a glass wilderness
The Featured Creature: Sea Sapphire: the Most Beautiful Animal You’ve Never Heard Of
This is the Sea Sapphire, an absolutely STUNNING marine copepod. Japanese fishermen would call a gathering of these creatures “tama-mizu”, or jeweled water.
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Saxahapaw | NC | 03/04/14
Help comes when the person identifies the change they want and starts to believe it can actually happen. Whether it is overcoming an impossible family situation, making a career or study change, standing up to an oppressor, gaining relief from chronic physical pain, igniting creative inspiration, feeling less alone, or beginning to value their self worth, at the root of suicidal feelings is often powerlessness to change your life – not giving up on life itself.” —
these are incredible words. I have never been able to articulate this.
I’m so confused and angry and sad. I know it’s time for a lot of big changes, and I’m putting a lot of effort into making them. I’ve come a long way. But it’s so slow, and so much. I just want to get through this already, I feel like I can’t take another day like this. I just want to love and be loved, experience new things and enjoy the things I know.
It is important to do good things frequently and with no ulterior motive. You oughtn’t just do them because you think people are watching. In fact, I think you should do at least five nice things every day that no one knows about. Secret acts of good will to subtly improve the world. A silent revolution from the heart.
Bennett’s wallaby in Tierpark Nordhorn, Germany.