Monday, March 31, 2014

no filter challenge

So, I don't think filters are inherently bad. I've done a filter on basically every instagram ever. We all know we look a little better with some "Lo-Fi" action going on, mmkay?But I am going to try this: the no filter challenge.
Why do we have to "touch up" our lives (metaphorically speaking)? Why don't we feel like the raw details cut it, why aren't they enough? Change this little thing and maybe we'll start to feel better about toxic social media. maybe I will.

So, for my very first #nofilterchallenge here's a picture from california. Perfect lighting was magically present for the first time in my life in these pictures.... So sue me, I'm not that brave yet haha.

Friday, March 28, 2014

the velveteen rabbit

"But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to those who don't understand."

Being "Real" has been a goal of mine forever. To be real is to be genuine, to be able to be trusted. What an accomplishment to become Real. Preach, Skin Horse, "it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or who have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept". You've got to be pretty resilient. Becoming Real does hurt sometimes. I mean, we are all trying to figure things out and when unique imperfections collide, the clash can be brutal. 

Been thinking about returning to writing for a while now. The other day when I was home for the evening, my mom laid on the couch and I curled up in the over-sized arm chair that Rico recovered and we talked about finding out and accepting who you are. The velveteen rabbit was learning about it almost 100 years before our conversation. This becoming real, that happens bit by bit and sometimes hurts but makes you incapable of ugly..
 for me I think involves writing. 
What does it involve for you?

In any case, I'm back. Hi how are you?