"No matter the mess, no matter how cold your heart may be or the chaos around you, light still finds its place with you. It has no limit. It does not hold back. It always, and simply, is."

today i’d rather be wearing..

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five facts for earth day

5) The Earth has a mass of 6,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kilograms, or, if you prefer, 6 sextillion tons. In pounds, it’s actually … 0. Nothing. Mass is a measure of how much stuff an object contains, but weight is how hard gravity pulls on that mass. The Earth is in space, orbiting the Sun, so it’s in free fall. It has mass, but no weight at all.

4) The Moon is farther away from Earth than you think. As an analogy, if the Earth were a basketball, the Moon would be the size of a tennis ball 24 feet away. 

3) The Earth is the only place in the entire Universe where we know that life exists. But that won’t be true forever.

2) If you took all the water on Earth and collected it into a single drop, it would be just less than 860 miles across.

1) The Earth is warming up. It’s a fact. Now let’s all figure out how to deal with it.

Above is Earth as viewed from The Voyager 1 as it excited the solar system in 1990. Earth is nearly 4 billion miles away in this photo. 

Loving layers. 

Jimmy Robert Vis-à-vis Exhibition Catalogue by Scott Reinhard

Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground - Blind Willie Johnson

A day spent in the sun with an old friend, an evening in our cozy home with my man and a cocktail. 

golden age

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I watched the BBC documentary Hotel California: LA from the Byrds to the Eagles last night. 

It was wonderful, if a little lacklustre in the second half. The Eagles aren’t always to my taste.

But for seeing Joni, Neil, Gram, and David in their heyday, this can’t be beat (bonus: lovely rare footage and images of beautiful Laurel Canyon.)

“Old as I am, I continue to be amazed at the sudden emergence of daffodils and stories.”
— Ernest Hemingway, in Key West (1955)

Excited to see where this goes.

It’s Sunday and I have the evening off. I’m spending it at home doing chores and things and…does this ever happen to you?….you’re cleaning the house while listening to the radio, and bam, a song comes on and then all the sudden you remember that time you were on Access Hollywood? Life is weird.

Interviewer: Why can’t you be alone without Yoko?

John Lennon: But I can be alone without Yoko, but I just have no wish to be. There’s no reason on Earth why I should be alone without Yoko. There’s nothing more important than our relationship, nothing. And we dig being together all the time. Both of us could survive apart but what for? I’m not going to sacrifice love, real love for any whore or any friend or any business, because in the end you’re alone at night and neither of us want to be. And you can’t fill a bed with groupies. It doesn’t work. I don’t want to be a swinger. I’ve been through it all and nothing works better than to have someone you love hold you.

John Baldessari

Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line (Best of Thirty-Six Attempts) (detail), 1973

I Found a Reason - Cat Power

The biggest perk of my job (and also possibly a perk of my fascination with Carl Sagan as well) is an unwavering appreciation for my life and all the things in it. There are so many people I appreciate, but none more than Buck. He has the ability to wrap me up in so much love, I feel like nothing will ever be wrong again. 

“Beauty is the harmony of purpose and form.”
— Alvar Aalto, 1928

Wax Lettering by Lo Siento in Spain.

I love this process, and I love the contrast of messy and handmade combined with the simple elegance of white stock.

House of the Risin’ Sun - Bob Dylan

One of my peculiar likes is when singers sing a song meant to be performed by the opposite sex and change no pronouns or gender modifiers. It’s a specific and odd thing to like, but I do. This is one of my favorite examples.