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"I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy from James Franco"

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The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
Aries: This is a week for relaxing, it’s a week for getting a little bit loose, it’s a week for stretching your legs, for stretching your thoughts, for letting your dreams roam wide and wise and aimless through forests and highways and sky. Don’t spend your days sitting if you can help it; don’t spend your days in one place. Move as much as you can, move enough for your guts and your bones to stop feeling quite so restless. Forget about plans, forget about maps, this week, just see what happens when you let yourself wander, when you let yourself free.
Taurus: This is a week for an intense and bright clarity, it’s a week for looking down at your world from a great height, it’s a week for feeling a little bit distant, a little bit strange, like you’re living in a different world, on different plane, where the air is cold and clear. Don’t lose the way back and don’t let the coldness into your bones, but it’s okay to feel like this, it’s okay to feel disconnected from yourself, once in a while, to let your insides settle, to let your wounds heal, to see things from angles that are scary and wide.
Gemini: This week, things are going to feel like they’re moving very fast, like they’re moving too fast, like they’re a bright spinning blur around your head, around your house. Things are going to happen for you this week in ways that are exciting and good, in ways that you might not be ready for and might make you afraid. If you need to, focus on a point in the distance, focus on the trees down the street, focus on your own feet underneath you, all solid and real on the ground. Listen to songs that make you feel solid and brave.
Cancer: This is a week for warm feelings and kind feelings, a week for unbearable sweetness, for sharp and tender feelings of love. It’s a week for emotion so strong that it could almost destroy you, so strong you could almost be happy for the rest of your life. Let this goodness make you a little afraid, let it into your blood, let it into your bones, let it keep your heart beating. Sew it into the hems of your clothes, bury it in the garden, keep it somewhere safe, somewhere you can keep coming back to.
Leo: This is a week for feeling independent, for feeling free, for feeling strong and solid and wild. It’s a week for honoring the total sublime sweetness of being your own self; it’s a week to honor your perfect gift for existing as yourself and for yourself in this weird crowded world. Don’t shut other people out, don’t trick yourself into thinking that you can exist without them, just give yourself the space you need and marvel at the way your own dreams can move, the way your own heart beats and beats.
Virgo: This week, pay attention to the colors of your world, pay attention to the different kinds of light, pay attention to the sky over your head, all gray or blue or orange or dark. It’s a week for believing in the whole wide weirdness of the world, it’s a week for believing in the strange things that the earth can show you. Try to be open, this week, to all the the wisdom of things you don’t understand and things outside of you. Spend your days drawing, spend your days looking out the window, spend your days dreaming of places you’ve never been.
Libra: This is a week for being just who you want to be, it’s a week for being the most beautiful, most bright, most secret versions of yourself. Let yourself get quiet or let yourself get weird, let yourself shift and turn and change. Get a weird haircut this week, get a weird tattoo, wear clothes that make you feel weird and wild and free, and don’t even worry about anyone else, don’t worry about the small sad things, just think about your body, think about all of the things you can do, think about the whole sky so warm all around you.
Scorpio: This week is a for believing in the world, believing in people, believing in all the strange silly stories and secrets that your friends laugh and whisper in your ear. It’s a week for taking it all on faith, so much that it’s even a little weird, that it’s a little embarrassing. Let yourself be so open to truths and stories and secrets that it makes you feel nervous, let yourself be so open that you almost can’t breathe. Believe your friends, believe yourself, believe the secrets the sky whispers to you. Listen to songs about tender hearts.
Sagittarius: This week is for waiting, it’s a week for looking to the future, it’s a week for wondering when your work and your dreams and your weird wise gambles will pay off, when they’ll come through for you, when the bright future will start existing. Try not to get impatient, try not to get itchy, try not to wait by the window, by the door, by the phone. Keep your hands busy, keep your heart full, try to be confident and ready for the goodness that’s on its way. Go somewhere far away, go somewhere you’ve never been, listen to songs about lives that get better and better.
Capricorn: This week, feel overwhelmed by love for the people you care most about and catch yourself worrying so much about them, as if your worrying is magic, like it can bend roads and move the planets and keep the whole world safe. It’s a magic that can drive you crazy if you let it. Just do what you can, this week. Call your friends, call your mom, bring them food, bring them books about hard times and light. Light candles, go for a run, eat green things, drink tea—keep living your own weird life.
Aquarius: This is a week for communicating in strange ways, for speaking and listening to messages that are silent, messages that are shrill, messages that are in keys not even meant for human ears. It’s a week for things you can hear but you can’t say; it’s a week for the things you can hum, the things you can sing, the things you can’t speak. Try to be patient, try to open every bit of yourself up to the different ways that your friends can tell you that they care about you, can tell you what they need. Listen to songs you don’t understand.
Pisces: This week’s going to go easy on you, this week’s going to be pleasant and charming and sweet. It’s a week for sunny day walks, it’s a week for warm thoughts, it’s a week for believing that you can survive, that you can grow, that you can move through this world feeling happy and free and fine, a week for feeling like you can live a whole life just being good to the world around you. Try not to second guess it, this week, try to love and appreciate this sweet lucky chance to be so happy and good.
Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:

Aries: This is a week for relaxing, it’s a week for getting a little bit loose, it’s a week for stretching your legs, for stretching your thoughts, for letting your dreams roam wide and wise and aimless through forests and highways and sky. Don’t spend your days sitting if you can help it; don’t spend your days in one place. Move as much as you can, move enough for your guts and your bones to stop feeling quite so restless. Forget about plans, forget about maps, this week, just see what happens when you let yourself wander, when you let yourself free.

Taurus: This is a week for an intense and bright clarity, it’s a week for looking down at your world from a great height, it’s a week for feeling a little bit distant, a little bit strange, like you’re living in a different world, on different plane, where the air is cold and clear. Don’t lose the way back and don’t let the coldness into your bones, but it’s okay to feel like this, it’s okay to feel disconnected from yourself, once in a while, to let your insides settle, to let your wounds heal, to see things from angles that are scary and wide.

Gemini: This week, things are going to feel like they’re moving very fast, like they’re moving too fast, like they’re a bright spinning blur around your head, around your house. Things are going to happen for you this week in ways that are exciting and good, in ways that you might not be ready for and might make you afraid. If you need to, focus on a point in the distance, focus on the trees down the street, focus on your own feet underneath you, all solid and real on the ground. Listen to songs that make you feel solid and brave.

Cancer: This is a week for warm feelings and kind feelings, a week for unbearable sweetness, for sharp and tender feelings of love. It’s a week for emotion so strong that it could almost destroy you, so strong you could almost be happy for the rest of your life. Let this goodness make you a little afraid, let it into your blood, let it into your bones, let it keep your heart beating. Sew it into the hems of your clothes, bury it in the garden, keep it somewhere safe, somewhere you can keep coming back to.

Leo: This is a week for feeling independent, for feeling free, for feeling strong and solid and wild. It’s a week for honoring the total sublime sweetness of being your own self; it’s a week to honor your perfect gift for existing as yourself and for yourself in this weird crowded world. Don’t shut other people out, don’t trick yourself into thinking that you can exist without them, just give yourself the space you need and marvel at the way your own dreams can move, the way your own heart beats and beats.

Virgo: This week, pay attention to the colors of your world, pay attention to the different kinds of light, pay attention to the sky over your head, all gray or blue or orange or dark. It’s a week for believing in the whole wide weirdness of the world, it’s a week for believing in the strange things that the earth can show you. Try to be open, this week, to all the the wisdom of things you don’t understand and things outside of you. Spend your days drawing, spend your days looking out the window, spend your days dreaming of places you’ve never been.

Libra: This is a week for being just who you want to be, it’s a week for being the most beautiful, most bright, most secret versions of yourself. Let yourself get quiet or let yourself get weird, let yourself shift and turn and change. Get a weird haircut this week, get a weird tattoo, wear clothes that make you feel weird and wild and free, and don’t even worry about anyone else, don’t worry about the small sad things, just think about your body, think about all of the things you can do, think about the whole sky so warm all around you.

Scorpio: This week is a for believing in the world, believing in people, believing in all the strange silly stories and secrets that your friends laugh and whisper in your ear. It’s a week for taking it all on faith, so much that it’s even a little weird, that it’s a little embarrassing. Let yourself be so open to truths and stories and secrets that it makes you feel nervous, let yourself be so open that you almost can’t breathe. Believe your friends, believe yourself, believe the secrets the sky whispers to you. Listen to songs about tender hearts.

Sagittarius: This week is for waiting, it’s a week for looking to the future, it’s a week for wondering when your work and your dreams and your weird wise gambles will pay off, when they’ll come through for you, when the bright future will start existing. Try not to get impatient, try not to get itchy, try not to wait by the window, by the door, by the phone. Keep your hands busy, keep your heart full, try to be confident and ready for the goodness that’s on its way. Go somewhere far away, go somewhere you’ve never been, listen to songs about lives that get better and better.

Capricorn: This week, feel overwhelmed by love for the people you care most about and catch yourself worrying so much about them, as if your worrying is magic, like it can bend roads and move the planets and keep the whole world safe. It’s a magic that can drive you crazy if you let it. Just do what you can, this week. Call your friends, call your mom, bring them food, bring them books about hard times and light. Light candles, go for a run, eat green things, drink tea—keep living your own weird life.

Aquarius: This is a week for communicating in strange ways, for speaking and listening to messages that are silent, messages that are shrill, messages that are in keys not even meant for human ears. It’s a week for things you can hear but you can’t say; it’s a week for the things you can hum, the things you can sing, the things you can’t speak. Try to be patient, try to open every bit of yourself up to the different ways that your friends can tell you that they care about you, can tell you what they need. Listen to songs you don’t understand.

Pisces: This week’s going to go easy on you, this week’s going to be pleasant and charming and sweet. It’s a week for sunny day walks, it’s a week for warm thoughts, it’s a week for believing that you can survive, that you can grow, that you can move through this world feeling happy and free and fine, a week for feeling like you can live a whole life just being good to the world around you. Try not to second guess it, this week, try to love and appreciate this sweet lucky chance to be so happy and good.

Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

blumaherman:

SUMMER 2013

grandma’s pretty paintings

magic-balls-and-spanish-warships:

In El Paso, we don’t say “I love you”, we say “No mames guey, y’all, Chico’s Tacos, EL CHUCOOOOO, nah guey, We are a Big City, Hell Paso, guey” which means “We are not a big city at all (nor are we Juarez)” which is so accurate, I think.

I have spent almost as much time away from my family in the past year as I’ve spent with them. Is this how it’s supposed to be? Is learning forever winding through these strange and foreign places? Is study the opposite of home?

Ta-Nehisi Coates has long been one of my favorite writers. He is currently traveling in France and his writing is reaching another level. It is  sublime. His latest is my favorite so far—mediations on language, isolation, and home. I feel like these few sentences sum up a lot of my feelings from the past few years.

Read the whole thing here.

Things I’ve found in library books, part III.

This is the coolest so far (to me) because it is an old fashioned card catalog!