October192011

Wolf Parade, I’ll Believe in Anything.

September192011
“The independent artist and intellectual are among the few remaining personalities equipped to resist and to fight the stereotyping and consequent death of genuine living things. Fresh perception now involves the capacity to continually unmask and smash the stereotypes of vision and intellect with which modern communications [i.e.modern systems of representation] swamp us. These worlds of mass-art and mass-thought are increasingly geared to the demands of politics. That is why it is in politics that intellectual solidarity and effort must be centered. If the thinker does not relate himself to the value of truth in political struggle, he cannot responsibly cope with the whole live experience.” C. Wright Mills
September142011

The only way we are realize
we are different from everyone
is by what we see
when we look
at other people.
Therefore, everyone else
is also a part of us.
It is important for us
to carry one another. 

September132011

I don’t always sleep enough
I don’t always eat enough
And sometimes I sleep and eat way too much

August302011

Something seems to be taking over my mind

numbing all of my emotions.
I cannot feel much.
I miss my home in Oberlin
but I’ll be back one day.
I am not homesick. 
I’m looking forward to classes starting at Hampshire
but I’m worried about having a class-culture-clash.
I want to skip the whole
‘#$!#&%^%# HOLY SHIT I’M AT COLLEGE !$#@$!!#$’
phase.
I will.
But will I be alone?
I believe in community but it is indeed easy to stay inside. 
I want to read.
I want to dance.
I want to meditate.
I want to converse and drink tea.
I want to learn how to draw.

I don’t want to become an adult who has lost her curiosity, her creativity.
I don’t want to become an adult who has lost her mind.  

August262011
“Take this, we can’t feel any pain tonight.” Auntie N.
August252011

I don’t want to be destroyed
I just want to lay on this block of ice
I am one you are two we are three
What for? What for?
My connection is your connection
The sun is shining I see your face
Turning it over I see the clover
The things that I love dear are taking shape.

Thee Oh Sees- Block Of Ice

August242011
We used to sit in the field after practicea small group of usand talk about the issues facing all of us childrenthat no one else would care to address. Then she would give us rides homebecause it would be too dark come fall for those who lived down the hill to walk. It was this lovely lady among very few otherswho inspired me at a young age to think and to questionwhether it was in math class or on the field or in my bedroom late at night.I think it’s important to remember the beginningand with that saidI could really use a visit back home right now.

We used to sit in the field after practice
a small group of us
and talk about the issues facing all of us children
that no one else would care to address.

Then she would give us rides home
because it would be too dark come fall
for those who lived down the hill to walk.

It was this lovely lady
among very few others
who inspired me at a young age
to think and to question
whether it was in math class
or on the field
or in my bedroom late at night.

I think it’s important to remember the beginning
and with that said
I could really use a visit back home right now.

August232011

My mom called me last week
and began to cry
saying how she doesn’t think it’ll be possible
for her to join me on the journey
of helping me move in
and going to my freshman orientation
at Hampshire College.

I was pissed.
She has been working so hard to make this happen.
I am pissed.
I have worked so hard to make this happen.
Money fails us again.

Not many people realize how monumental this moment is.
As I end one chapter of my life and begin another
I also break a thick chain.

I am so thankful for my beautiful mother
and her sacrifices.

Since there isn’t much else I can do
I will do what I do best
and carry on.

And I’ll keep this world from draggin me down
no I won’t back down.

Johnny Cash- I Won’t Back Down

11PM
A summary of this weekends camping adventure.Kelley’s Island, Lake Erie, Ohio.August 22, 2011.

A summary of this weekends camping adventure.
Kelley’s Island, Lake Erie, Ohio.
August 22, 2011.

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