A parable of American failure.
This is some
Especially that news coverage bit.
On grief & loss & everything in between.
(Click through to read.)
The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
Virgo: If your days get strange or boring this week, or if you can’t stop worrying about your world, you’re going to find deep wells of bravery inside of you. You’re going to find so much light. You’re going to find enough compassion to map your own way through the mountains, to make all the light that you need. You can be so kind to the people you love, this week. You can be so gentle with your own tender heart. You can be brave enough to believe in your own future, brave enough to believe things will be ok.
Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.
This. Much needed today. Much needed this week. Especially that last line there.
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An escape back into the wizarding world of Harry Potter for a Tuesday morning? Okay!
When I think of what it looks like to talk to young boys about entitlement, I think of a story my friend likes to tell about his professor. While over at the professor’s house for dinner, his 4 year old son hit his older sister. The professor pulled his son aside and asked the boy, “What’s the most important thing about being a man?” The little boy, embarrassed, said, “Being gentle.”
An important tenet for not just “being a man,” but (I’d argue) for “being a human.” Indeed. And while I hadn’t before considered the way specific ways that men inhabit public space as being sexist—entitled yes, but I guess some would argue it’s the same thing—I do love that they are always saving room for cats.
I find it morally repugnant and deplorable that my voice, an educated and reasonable one, was silenced for telling the truth. I find it disgusting that if I had not challenged the status quo, if I had not challenged a white man on a blog run by another white man, if I had simply praised him for the good without criticizing the problematic, my comments would most certainly still remain.
I am sad to say that I will no longer follow Humans of New York.
I can only hope that in the future, they do not silence educated, non-hateful voices in lieu of uneducated and hateful conjecture, or worse, blind acceptance of a situation without thinking critically about it.
I’ve always thought there was something fishy about Humans of New York.