ROSIE CARNEY

Thank you, Joons! ♥

HOMEWRECKER

& this is how we danced: our mothers’
white dresses spilling from our feet, late August

turning our hands dark red. & this is how we loved:
a fifth of vodka & an afternoon in the attic, your fingers

through my hair—my hair a wildfire. We covered
our ears & your father’s tantrum turned

to heartbeats. When our lips touched the day closed
into a coffin. In the museum of the heart

there are two headless people building a burning house.
There was always the shotgun above

the fireplace. Always another hour to kill—only to beg
some god to give it back. If not the attic, the car. If not

the car, the dream. If not the boy, his clothes. If not alive,
put down the phone. Because the year is a distance

we’ve traveled in circles. Which is to say: this is how
we danced: alone in sleeping bodies. Which is to say:

this is how we loved: a knife on the tongue turning
into a tongue.

Ocean Vuong

INNER ENERGY

The most important thing in life is your inner energy. If you’re always tired and never enthused, then life is no fun. But if you’re always inspired and filled with energy, then every minute of every day is an exciting experience. Learn to work with these things. Through meditation, through awareness and willful efforts, you can learn to keep your centers open. You do this by just relaxing and releasing. You do this by not buying into the concept that there is anything worth closing over. Remember, if you love life, nothing is worth closing over.

~ Michael A. Singer

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NPR’s TINY DESK CONCERT

I love NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Music!

BOYFRIEND

ROBERT FRANK | RIP

You were one of the greats.

MAD WATCH | UNBELIEVABLE

Based on this Pulitzer Prize-winning article.

ARTICULATED

I ♥  Lizzo!

Téa Obreht is back + back!

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What a great interview! | Kara Swisher

Richard Serra @80!

Clarence Klingebeil | Marie Sophie

BRENÉ BROWN + RUSSELL BRAND