It's the end of the week, and the beginning of the mad rush that is the Christmas season. Here are some things I clicked on this week, to help you slow back down a bit, loves.
"I can’t let myself stop with a small steps—a Facebook post, a retweet—when Native people are being tear gassed, shot with rubber bullets, and threatened with live ammunition for doing the thing the ancestors are still, from within my body, from the other side of genocide, doing: committing to the river."
"Starting out as a play on characters from Nordic folklore, Eyes as Big as Plates has evolved into a continual search for modern human’s belonging to nature...Each image in the series presents a solitary figure in a landscape, dressed in elements from surroundings that indicate neither time nor place. Here nature acts as both content and context: characters literally inhabit the landscape wearing sculptures they create in collaboration with the artists."
"Thoreau never intended for Walden to serve as a self-help manual for virtuous living. His intention was to arrive at certain inalienable truths, but his means of getting there was often oblique rather than direct, and always more artful than strictly autobiographical. He was no social architect, had no such pretensions, and thus was not in the business of issuing blueprints."
"I've always been a sensitive and sort of fearful person and life was always a little scary for me when I was younger. So, these things surface pretty quickly; fear, hurt, doubt — the soggy, human things.
It’s about how those human feelings fit inside the larger context of the natural world: does nature feel the same, or, does it have answers for those things? It’s a lot of searching, trying to learn and trying not to feel those bad things as much, which is really a human struggle."
Have a lovely weekend, and remember to #OptOutside!