almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes. including you. // anne lamott
honey i'm home.
trump protest, nyc | 35mm
new whip 🍒
thanksgiving this year feels especially sensitive considering the exceedingly stressed state of so much of the world right now. it's an appropriately timed excuse to get deeply gratitude for everything you might have. your freedom. clean water. whoever you consider family. true friends. partners. your health. your job. your legal status. maybe consider using today as an opportunity to tell people you love them. to give thanks for what you do have instead of bitching about what you don't. consider not throwing your leftovers away and instead finding someone hungry to help feed. consider not indulging in the BlackFriday blackhole of consumer nonsense. consider what really matters. consider that you might already actually have everything you really need. consider taking five minutes away from social media today and researching what's going on at #StandingRock and what you can do to help. consider stopping and having a conversation with a homeless person just to give them back an ounce of humanity. consider going out of your way to sit with someone at work or at your school cafeteria who doesn't have anyone else to sit with. consider putting down your phones right now and being present with whomever you're spending your time with. being kinder more awake and selfless at every opportunity. i don't know. just consider considering this.
found my new spirit animal
missing my man today #4everBern't
🌾 // 35mm
toni's face after watching trumps interview on 60mins tonight
friday night raging.
i've decided to stick with love, hate is too great a burden to bear. // MLK
today is a heartbreaker. but tonight was special. i love you new york, way to rally. // 📷 @chasecohl
"The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency is nothing less than a tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a triumph for the forces, at home and abroad, of nativism, authoritarianism, misogyny, and racism. Trump’s shocking victory, his ascension to the Presidency, is a sickening event in the history of the United States and liberal democracy. On January 20, 2017, we will bid farewell to the first African-American President—a man of integrity, dignity, and generous spirit—and witness the inauguration of a con who did little to spurn endorsement by forces of xenophobia and white supremacy. It is impossible to react to this moment with anything less than revulsion and profound anxiety. There are, inevitably, miseries to come: an increasingly reactionary Supreme Court; an emboldened right-wing Congress; a President whose disdain for women and minorities, civil liberties and scientific fact, to say nothing of simple decency, has been repeatedly demonstrated. Trump is vulgarity unbounded, a knowledge-free national leader who will not only set markets tumbling but will strike fear into the hearts of the vulnerable, the weak, and, above all, the many varieties of Other whom he has so deeply insulted. The African-American Other. The Hispanic Other. The female Other. The Jewish and Muslim Other. The most hopeful way to look at this grievous event—and it’s a stretch—is that this election and the years to follow will be a test of the strength, or the fragility, of American institutions. It will be a test of our seriousness and resolve." -David Remnick for The New Yorker // link in bio to full article