Seven Rules For True Farmer’s Market Love
1) Set your alarm. I don’t care that it’s Saturday. The best Farmer’s Market is the 8 AM Farmer’s Market. The dawn-picked strawberries and the almond croissants will be gone by 8:30.
2) Don’t forget your basket.
3) Don’t you dare eat breakfast first. The crepe guy might be there again. Arrive hungry and leave stuffed.
4) Don’t forget your wad of cash. And always bring $20 more than you think you should bring.
5) Once you’re there, for heaven’s sake, don’t be in a rush. You’re gonna see everyone you know. It’s a shop ‘n chat.
6) If you eat meat, buy all of it here. It’s not only better for you. It’s better for the planet. Choices like this change the world.
7) Compliment your vendors. Make sure they know how fantastic, creative, and appreciated they are. Ask them questions about how they do things. They’ll love to tell you all about it. It’s people like this who make your community interesting. Make sure they know it.
Rikki Snyder Photography: Summer Vibes
3:49 pm • 11 August 2014 • 1,611 notes
“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.”
— Anaïs Nin (via gowns)
3:04 pm • 24 June 2014 • 6,816 notes
Thomas Ruff - Stars, 1990
Observation shots from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) based in the Andes in Chile.
2:25 am • 24 June 2014 • 11,511 notes
page 14 from the worst: A Compilation Zine on Grief and Loss. Talks about radical response to death and loss, + how to support someone who is grieving. (click image to go to printable pdf)
[image description: a cut n paste zine page from the worst #1: A Compilation Zine on Grief and Loss. Text reads:
“Circle what you think you might need:
- for me to come and hold you
- for me to stay outside your door but play you some music
- for me to play music for you inside your room
- for me to ask you questions
- for me to just be near and be silent
- for me to hold your hand while you call your other family
- to talk about the rest of the family
- to go outside and scream
- to talk about anything but this death
- to get away from here
- go to a movie
- some kind of ceremony
- to get the rest of the roommates out of the house
- to get the rest of the roommates to stop giving you uncomfortable looks
- to get people to stop trying to cheer you up
- to tell everyone else that this is the anniversary day
- to tell you that all the mixed things you feel are okay
- to tell you the things i love about you
- to tell you that this is the worst thing you’ll ever know
- to tell you that i want to know everything. it is not a burden.
circle what you think you might need. or write more. i want to be here for you. i want to be your friend”.]
12:43 am • 23 June 2014 • 4,624 notes
“The legacy of identity politics has produced a problematic language idealism where we focus more on correct words and phrases rather than the material basis of oppression… And even in the moment where we imagine we are indeed combating real world oppression we are, in fact, simply engaging with the level of appearance. We often fail to recognize that those who lack the privileged education to understand the correct terminology and turns of phrase are not necessarily those who are chauvinist, just as we fail to recognize that those who possess the education to hide their chauvinism with the correct language are indeed the enemy. This language idealism becomes nothing but a self-righteous exercise when it refuses to contemplate a praxis of mass pedagogy based on actually changing the material circumstances and instead focuses on anti-oppression training, atomized concepts of privilege, and how to speak correctly. It becomes utterly rarified and intentionally ignorant when it demands that we waste our time examining every word and turn of phrase at the expense of changing the material circumstances upon which this language is dependent. Moralism abounds.”
Ten these on identity politics (via mother-iron)
This is so fucking important.
Read this and take it into your heart.
4:55 pm • 20 June 2014 • 846 notes