Be where you are.
You are a materializer of the imagined. And
"What is the point of all of this if you aren't going to let it change you?"

The Invitation by Oriah Mountin Dreamer

It doesn’t interest me
what you do for a living.
I want to know
what you ache for
and if you dare to dream
of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me
how old you are.
I want to know
if you will risk
looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me
what planets are
squaring your moon…
I want to know
if you have touched
the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened
by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.

I want to know
if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.

I want to know
if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you
to the tips of your fingers and toes
without cautioning us
to be careful
to be realistic
to remember the limitations
of being human.

It doesn’t interest me
if the story you are telling me
is true.
I want to know if you can
disappoint another
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear
the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day.
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.

I want to know
if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand at the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,
“Yes.”

It doesn’t interest me
to know where you live
or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up
after the night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.

It doesn’t interest me
who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the centre of the fire
with me
and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me
where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know
what sustains you
from the inside
when all else falls away.

I want to know
if you can be alone
with yourself
and if you truly like
the company you keep
in the empty moments.

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[For Girls Group and the year I’m spending with these amazing women.]

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2 days ago
today was our last supervision as a group and my supervisor gave out this poem and it feels like an ending even though I have three more months it's been all internship all the time lately and it's been so great our time together reminds me how much i love everyone fucking love the interns fucking love the girls even when it's obnoxious it makes me so much happier than anything else in my life right now Team GG social workers are the shiznit

April 15th

It’s been sunny and warm here lately, but I woke up this morning to a world covered in a new layer of snow.  It’s 37 degrees and it feels like the world is mourning.  Which feels appropriate.

Happy birthday John.  The whole world is missing you today.

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3 days ago
april 15

f-e-f-e-t-a-c-a-k-e-s:

youphoric:

humans are so cute, when we say goodbye we put our arms around each other and to show we love someone we bring them flowers. we say hello by holding each other’s hand, and sometimes tiny little dewdrops form in our eyes. for pleasure we listen to arrangements of sounds, press our lips together, smoke dried leaves, get drunk off of old fruit. we’re all just little animals, falling in love and having breakfast beneath billions of stars

this is my favorite post

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1 week ago
this post always makes me happy things have been rough and fridays are no fun anymore because fridays mean working and work is so ughhhhhhh so let's focus on this post and on good things its spring i have money for rent my internship is fabulous in a month i'll be home watching my friends get married in 4 months i'll have a masters degree happy happy happy tags for days

atrophy-of-life:

bitchinmusician:

pokeviruses:

brandigasms:

kingjaffejoffer:

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has reached the breaking point, says Tim Draper. The Silicon Valley venture capitalist is pushing a proposal to crack the nation’s most populous state into smaller pieces — six of them.

California has grown so big, so inefficient, it’s essentially ungovernable, according to a ballot initiative that could reach voters as early as November.

It has to go, he says.

Draper, in documents he submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office, recommends dividing California regionally, including establishing a state called Silicon Valley, which would include San Francisco and nearby counties that are home to technology giants like Facebook and Apple.

Los Angeles would become part of the new state of West California, which also would include the coastal cities of Santa Barbara and Ventura. The state’s farming heartland would become Central California. San Diego would be the largest city in the new South California.

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Ummm…

i thought this was fake but???

You’re out of control California.

I actually quite like this idea.

Initial reaction: hell no
Secondary reaction: is this a good idea or am i just being resistant to change?

Questions: Is calling a state “ungovernable” just an excuse to not have to actually do your job and try to govern, or are we actually less efficient than other states?  How are the regions broken down financially if all these “technology giants” are congregated in one section (AKA, is this gonna change state-funded programs, like CalWORKS or CalFresh or increase educational disparities)?  How does the population break down and, consequently, how does this affect the representation of voters?

Is this gonna benefit residents or is someone getting screwed?

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