With all of the horrible things happening in this country and around the world, this is a nice reminder that we still live in an amazing time. Yay for good news!
Les tableaux de Vincent Van Gogh traversent les époques et émerveillent toujours autant. Les utilisateurs de Reddit se regroupant sous le nom de melonshade, ont transféré les toiles sur photoshop et les ont retravaillées en y ajoutant du flou pour renforcer certains détails ou encore donner l’impression qu’elles avait été saisies avec un objectif disposant de l’effet « tilt shift ».
on the unquestioned given
@ohfivefifteen posted recently about what a drag it is to prefer short nails because the maintenance is so constant. i concur, but my short nails are a bit of a recent personal revelation for me, so i still enjoy the chore of keeping them clipped.
you see, i’d never stopped to ask myself if i wanted to wear my nails long or short. because for some reason i had it that “women have long nails” - end of story. having to have long nails was sort of just a given.
a given? by whom?
i’m going to assume this sounds dumb to anyone outside my head, but it really did surprise me a few months ago when i decided to file down my nails, and i realized… i had always hated having long nails. and my brain very loudly asked, “then why the hell have you spent decades doing this?”
why? because a very young notentirely got it into her head that that’s what women do. and there the thought remained, unquestioned.
and now that i see how casually the unquestioned was such a part of my routine, i’ve started to actively question a lot of mundane things, a lot of “givens”, and i’m starting to make different decisions about really basic stuff.
and it’s sort of really great.
… actually, really fucking awesome.
because it turns out there’s a bunch of stuff i’ve been doing, ways i’ve been being, things i’ve been thinking, that when questioned, i can just… let go of.
so yeah… the weekly nail maintenance is a drag… or at least i’m sure it will be, when it stops being so fulfilling to stomp on this simple now-questioned given.
This is for my wife. She's always drinking water.
“Balloon Dog (Blue)” by Jeff Koons
#thebroadmuseum @thebroadmuseum #jeffkoons #balloondog #blue #art #modernart #dtla (at The Broad Museum At Downtown Los Angeles)
Ups & Downs
#staircase #thebroadmuseum @thebroadmuseum #art (at The Broad Museum At Downtown Los Angeles)
Too many toes?
#hollywoodandhighland #hollywoodblvd #elephant #statue (at Hollywood & Highland)
“Red Block” by El Anatsui (at The Broad Museum At Downtown Los Angeles)
Tulips by Jeff Koons
#thebroadmuseum #losangeles #california #modernart #dtla #art (at The Broad Museum At Downtown Los Angeles)
#rainbows #concrete #alisoviejo #orangecounty #california #prism #2007 (at Aliso Viejo, California)
this is going to be soooo good. i hope
“Green Angle” by Ellsworth Kelly (at The Broad Museum At Downtown Los Angeles)
Best bottle opener evar
#apad #recycle #2007 #danapoint #orangecounty #california (at Dana Point, California)
He'd be a disaster FOR EVERYTHING!!!
LMAO!!! What a fantastic story!