Not that I needed another reason to love Issa Rae and proclaim Insecure as my favorite HBO show, but here she is once again defying expectations – and earning laughs – during her acceptance for the Women in Film Emerging Entrepreneur Award.
Last week Missy Elliott became the first female rapper and songwriter inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. She was surprised with a tribute from Michelle Obama (our forever First Lady), along with Queen Latifah and a performance by Lizzo and Da Brat. What a powerhouse of amazing women!(more…)
You do not have to be good.Mary Oliver Wild, Wild Geese
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
If only we all had such conviction and fortitude. Thank you, Jon Stewart.
I may be late to the party, but it’s never too late to enjoy a stream of bodega cats.
Charming animated film all about the clitoris.
Raw Sauce is the sensory highlight of my morning skin care routine.
Adele rapping Monster by Nicki Minaj never ceases to make me smile. Yes, it’s three years old and I’m still watching it on repeat.
The dreamiest storefront the world has ever known.
The scrummiest of scrummy-looking french toast. Need to devour ASAP!
A rainbow of roosting pigeons.
“When people talk, listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen. Nor do they observe. You should be able to go into a room and when you come out, know everything that you saw there and not only that. If that room gave you any feeling you should know exactly what it was that gave you that feeling. Try that for practice.”Ernest Hemingway
She let go.Safire Rose
She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.
She let go of the fear.
She let go of the judgments.
She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.
She let go of the committee of indecision within her.
She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons.
Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.
She didn’t ask anyone for advice.
She didn’t read a book on how to let go.
She didn’t search the scriptures.
She just let go.
She let go of all of the memories that held her back.
She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.
She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.
She didn’t promise to let go.
She didn’t journal about it.
She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer.
She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper.
She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.
She just let go.
She didn’t analyze whether she should let go.
She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter.
She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment.
She didn’t call the prayer line.
She didn’t utter one word.
She just let go.
No one was around when it happened.
There was no applause or congratulations.
No one thanked her or praised her.
No one noticed a thing.
Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.
There was no effort.
There was no struggle.
It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad.
It was what it was, and it is just that.
In the space of letting go, she let it all be.
A small smile came over her face.
A light breeze blew through her.
And the sun and the moon shone forevermore…
via Happier in Hollywood Episode 105: Time to Ride the Dragon
Deeply honest and generous reflection by Grace Bonney on her career, the unintended consequences of running a digital platform, and getting back to basics: people.
A lifelong passion for origami becomes this former NASA physicist’s second chapter. Robert Lang is not only a legend among origami hobbyists, he’s also pioneering new ways of applying origami principles to complex engineering problems.