Sparkly Machine
Ellie Behling's blog of cultural musings
Sparkly Machine
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Person of the Year: Patti Smith Presents to Banksy as Webby Person of the Year - YouTube
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From “Type Matters”
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As seen in Red Hook, BK
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When all my friends are at my ex-boyfriend’s wedding
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leslieseuffert:

Andre Petterson (Canada)
leslieseuffert:

Andre Petterson (Canada)
leslieseuffert:

Andre Petterson (Canada)
leslieseuffert:

Andre Petterson (Canada)
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"Sometimes a text really matters because we’re lonely – it’s when we feel emotionally adrift from what we regard as key people in our life. A text can, in that moment, help us to feel less alone, less whatever it is that we’ve been telling ourselves that day. The danger is of course that while sometimes a text at the right moment or with a heartfelt sentiment can bring a smile to our face because we know that someone is thinking of us, the danger is that if we are reliant on texts because they are less ‘risky’ than putting ourselves out there and we are in fact using texts as our form of ‘emotional connection’, it will exacerbate any loneliness we already feel by increasing that emotional distance. We’ll find ourselves increasingly reliant on texting and will use it as a measure of our worth. We may even find ourselves accepting (and inflating) crumbs from certain people and over-responding, or even slipping into a fantasy relationship because these texts are providing a distraction from other aspects of our life that we’re avoiding."
Be careful of basing your self-esteem on the speed and content of text replies | Baggage Reclaim by Natalie Lue (via fuckindatingman)
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"If you don’t understand, ask questions. If you’re uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway. It’s easy to tell when a question is coming from a good place. Then listen some more. Sometimes people just want to feel heard. Here’s to possibilities of friendship and connection and understanding."
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah (via ma-riam)
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smartgirlsattheparty:

Us too :)