Excited to head to Bloomington for four days of relaxing, playing,  celebrating friends’ birthdays, visiting with a best friend who is back from out of state, and spending four uninterrupted days with my favorite guy.

And then it’s back to reality…second year of grad school, here we go!

“I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen.”

- A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh (via poetrist)

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“Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.”

Donald Winnicott   (via thatkindofwoman)

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“Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, not between classes, nor between political parties, but through every human heart.”

- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (via quotes-shape-us)

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Days like today are so simple and yet so wonderful. In fact, they are the best. 

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A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

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