One of the comments on the linked article is, “That child needs a nap,” which was my very first thought upon seeing the video yesterday. I also lol’d at the scare quotes around “cute” in the headline because her behavior is less adorable than indicative of a problem, whether a need for sleep or some greater emotional disturbance. (I’m sure just a need for sleep, but you see my point.)
I did have a conversation with a five year old last week about how she “won’t die until [she’s] 110” after she asked why “there’s a day and a day and a day and then you die,” so that’s a real thing kids (and their caretakers) grapple with. Kids are nuts, basically. And sometimes you just want to be like, “Dude, how should I know?” but that’s never very helpful - or comforting - to them.
Isn’t it weird how life events can bring up feelings you never knew you had? And isn’t it convenient that pop culture has already articulated such things so that I don’t have to?
Stayed up too late, long enough to get sad. But I wrote a song, so there’s that.
Well, give me just a minute, and I’ll tell you why
That the world ain’t the diamond you hoped it might be
'Cause trains keep on runnin' and people pass by
And some hurt you more than the others
I’m glad it’s over
But I’m sorry you’re blue
“I want to just be lazy and I want some of the people around me to be doing things, because that makes me feel comfortable and safe - and I want some of them to be doing nothing at all, because they can be graceful and companionable for me.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned
This really speaks to me. I very much enjoy being with people I like and doing nothing at all. Riding in the car, watching trashy TV shows, marathon phone conversations, “visiting”. That sort of thing.
Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern’s Hair
CHRIS STAHP. CHRIS PLS
what is going on
if he learned how to do a twist out I’d stan
I’m attracted to him suddenly.
Ok, I get it now.
Well. I’m turned on and soothed and basically want to have his babies as soon as possible. And I cared *nothing* about him before this moment. He’s married, right? Do we think that’s solid? Or what?
ETA: But seriously, why does he even know how to do that?? I don’t know how to do that. It says so many wonderful things about him. Is he the best man currently living on the planet, for example? Because that’s one of the things it seems to indicate.
So this is the kind of day I’m having. How are you?
(from The Happy Show by Stefan Sagmeister via So Sasha)
I’m coming for you, self-actualization.
Redesigning The Bible With Readability In Mind
The goal of the Bibliotheca project is to print a Bible that you’ll want to read cover to cover.
I love this! I’ve never read the Bible cover to cover, despite several attempts, because I usually get distracted by footnotes and cross references before I’m out of the first chapter of Genesis. Mine get regular use, but definitely in the “spiritual encyclopedia” capacity, and I want more. Plus, these books are beautiful, which most other read-through Bibles are not. Hmm. Now might be a good time to mention that I’ve got a birthday coming up…
One of my favorite Dwight tracks. Super fun for harmonizing. You know not one of those kids at the Taylor Swift concert knew it, which is why they were talking over her singing it. Pfft.