helped make this physical object called book  /  am truly excited it exists / endless gratitude to the world for allowing such things to exist / for the unending litany of things / moments / learnings that brought me to my current moment sitting / at my kitchen table typing this / words other humans taught me / teachers / parents / insanity / wrong doings / coffee / the gentle ones / ephemerality / mallory for the words / words for the mallory / mallory for amazing & beautiful / mallory for words she wrote / placed in a computer program designed & maintained by multitudes of other humans we’ll never meet / the printing place their sales rep / her candor & exclamation mark overuse / the ups delivery guys who my dog barked at like they were ending his map / or the map of one he loved / all the love we mask fail to communicate / try and go red faced / everything / nothing / something / glowing

helped make this physical object called book  /  am truly excited it exists / endless gratitude to the world for allowing such things to exist / for the unending litany of things / moments / learnings that brought me to my current moment sitting / at my kitchen table typing this / words other humans taught me / teachers / parents / insanity / wrong doings / coffee / the gentle ones / ephemerality / mallory for the words / words for the mallory / mallory for amazing & beautiful / mallory for words she wrote / placed in a computer program designed & maintained by multitudes of other humans we’ll never meet / the printing place their sales rep / her candor & exclamation mark overuse / the ups delivery guys who my dog barked at like they were ending his map / or the map of one he loved / all the love we mask fail to communicate / try and go red faced / everything / nothing / something / glowing

If we really knew how unhappy it was making this whole planet that we all try to avoid pain and seek pleasure⎯how that is making us so miserable and cutting us off from our basic goodness⎯then we would practice as if our hair were on fire. There wouldn’t be any question of thinking we have a lot of time and we can do this later.

Pema Chödrön, Comfortable with Uncertainty

nothing matters right now

except for ferguson, mo & i’m watching a cop jovially wash his squad car while working at the bakery in bloomington, indiana

(this phrase reverberating thru my skull the whole time: you can’t unlearn a million fucked up psyches overnight)

lora-does-things:

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Michael Brown was an 18 year old that was killed by a Ferguson Police Officer on Saturday, August 9th.  His family is now seeking justice for Michael’s death.  Their pursuit for justice will be lengthy and hard but with the support of the community they will get justice.  If you are willing to support Michael’s family please donate to Michael Brown’s Memorial Fund.  These funds will assist his family with costs that they will acquire as they seek justice on Michael’s behalf.  All funds will be given to the Michael Brown family.  We appreciate your support.

Donate here.

This is a legitimate fundraiser confirmed by the family’s lawyer’s official twitter account and multiple news sources. This family has suffered so much, please help relieve one small worry from their life.

lora-does-things:

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Michael Brown was an 18 year old that was killed by a Ferguson Police Officer on Saturday, August 9th.  His family is now seeking justice for Michael’s death.  Their pursuit for justice will be lengthy and hard but with the support of the community they will get justice.  If you are willing to support Michael’s family please donate to Michael Brown’s Memorial Fund.  These funds will assist his family with costs that they will acquire as they seek justice on Michael’s behalf.  All funds will be given to the Michael Brown family.  We appreciate your support.

This is a legitimate fundraiser confirmed by the family’s lawyer’s official twitter account and multiple news sources. This family has suffered so much, please help relieve one small worry from their life.

(via tarae)

flawlessxqueen:

This is the young man that was walking with Mike Brown,

interaction that made me feel tingly & calm

guy came into the bookstore & evinced to me 6-7 times that he was waking up seeing a big black circle where world should be and then closed whatever response i uttered every 6-7 times with “yeah kinda worried about it” & i looked up “seeing big black circles” on google & read a little & said “floaters?” & he said “yeah you know about that? kinda worried about it” then he bought grapes of wrath & said “thank you for the book it will help me”