Before the power goes out, find the house. There’s something there inside that will be useful to you in the dawn.
Don’t let yourself continue to sleep so long; repeat the lyrics to your favorite song. Prepare for flight (an obvious rhyme about casting light). Prepare for snow, you’re always cold. Where to go and how and why. How those birds flap freely in the sky! Untethered ends
Decorum serves order, simply sung. Don’t you know you’re not the only one? Whistling wands create the sun. Slow it down. The final plucks.
First voice heard. humming sweetly starting over | second city of light.
Spring will come, ray by ray. Bask in brightness, beat your drum. Summer clouds turn into storms. Bird songs dizzy winding down.
There was a split second in time this year that I felt like everything was just right. I remember feeling so grateful that everything in my life was great. I loved my job for the first time in my life, I was making new friends, the sun was shining, all of the people I loved were healthy or on their way to greater health, I loved my boyfriend more and more each day. It all felt, well, perfect. And in the moment, I relished in it.
I knew it was only a matter of time until we would need to fix the car or I would face another obstacle. And of course those things did happen.
Over these past couple of months, I have felt some extreme highs and some disappointing lows. The high times felt like a buzzing energy that was almost, at times, too much. The low times have been a subtle sadness and more just a bummer than anything else.
I am telling you this because in this moment (who knows if it will last), all of those highs and lows feel like perfection too. As my mom reminded me, everything is always coming back to balance. I think the key thing for me is to remind myself during low times, and even high ones, that everything will balance itself out in the end.
So, I am relishing in that realization for the time being.
L: What’s your favorite tradition?
F: If you mean any tradition in the entire world, I don’t think I could narrow it down. Since it is the Christmas holiday, I will stick with those traditions. I still like our family’s Christmas morning tradition. It is the most relaxed that we get to be the entire holiday season. It is the best!
L: What’s your favorite Christmas movie?
F: My first instinct it to say Bad Santa, but that’s not right. That movie is funny, but it is too depressing! I really love Home Alone. Best Christmas movie ever.
L: Do you have a tasty go-to snack?
F: Everyone at my office has been snacking on popcorn. It is kind of the best snack if you think about it. For one thing, it is healthy. Another great thing is that you can make it taste any flavor you want. Peeps at my office do turmeric and dill. Two things that I loved and would have never thought to mix.
L: If you were to pick one post to give someone a sense of Sister Disco, what would it be?
F: Well shoot. That is a tricky tricky. I think any of our One Word, Two Ways
posts would do it. Those posts show what it’s all about: both of our perspectives in the world.
L: Who is someone that you’re inspired by?
F. I have always looked up to Mom. As the years go on though, I look up to her much more. I recently watched the documentary I Am
. It is a simple but inspiring movie about the interconnectedness between all life. It discusses a lot of wonderful ideas about the world. I couldn’t help but feel grateful to Mom, because she already exposed me to these ideas and they are already a part of me. I know I don’t always show it, Mom, but you really do inspire me.
I’m slowly making my way through the book Uncreative Writing, which so far talks a lot about the reappropriation of language, text, code, and the like in the digital age. Somewhat along the same lines, I thought this quick video on the history & future of emoticons and their ability for new expressions of emotion was pretty interesting. Have you heard of Emoji Dick (a full emoji translation of Moby Dick)? How does all this new technology make you feel? :) :| :(
Hi party people in the house! This weekend was awesome because it was our little brother Teddy’s birthday. He is the best and I loved celebrating with him! Our cousin Reed flew out for the occasion and wanted to share his pictures from the weekend. Thanks for contributing Reedy!
Reed – Los Angles, CA
When in Bel Air… see a McLaren
Pirate Chai in Atwater Village
Food of the Gods
In honor of all the art enthusiasts who have gathered at Art Basel Miami this weekend, I thought I’d select a few of my favorite Dan Flavin works with fluorescent tubes. I was actually unfamiliar with Dan Flavin until reading this New Yorker article about art dealing on my way home from LA last week. The article profiled art dealer David Zwirner who explained, “One of the reasons there’s so much talk about money [in the art world] is that it’s so much easier to talk about than the art.”
I miss New York much more than I ever anticipated.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEDDY!
I have really enjoyed a lot of things this week and thought I would share some of the things that brought me wonder, joy and excitement.
First and foremost, these girls are hilarious. I watched some of their webisodes and could totally relate to almost all of them.
At the beginning of every month, I try to check my Susan Miller horoscope. If you are into horoscopes and have never read hers, you are in for a great treat.
I just got back from an “urban sweat lodge” called Shape House and feel so relaxed and ready for bed. If you live in the Los Angeles area, try it out. It is amazing.
One of my favorite Functional Medicine practitioners, Dr. Frank Lipman was featured in the New York Times this week. Check it out here.
It was through that article that I realized that he has a TedTalk. He is from South Africa and has such an amazing story. You will love him.