One thing about living in Portland is that some days, the rainy weather will make it uber easy to justify staying in one’s pj’s all day, not leaving the house and having a movie marathon instead of doing anything productive. How much Star Wars can one four year old tolerate in a day? We’re about to find out..
“The media propagates a message that corporations want, and there’s a belittling and mocking of the poor and celebration of wealth. A kind of cutthroat, rapacious capitalism is celebrated on reality television shows where you betray and manipulate and push aside your competitors for fleeting fame and money. These are sick values, but they’re disseminated through corporate media in almost every program you watch.”—Chris Hedges (via lif3styl3wavy)
“Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an an enormous reward. You will have created something.”—Kurt Vonnegut (via hefuckin)