Annabella's Revenge

S'tumbling.

My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that’s gone, and I feel stripped bare. My last day with him was his birthday, and I will be forever grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While I’ll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn’t help the pain, but at least it’s a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that.

To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too…

Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again.

—   My only statement. My brothers’ are also online. Thank you for all your kindness, and goodbye for awhile guys. xo (via zeldawilliams)

A Beautiful Note From Zelda Williams’

kittypackards:

 There’s a philosophy in The Wizard of Oz that speaks to all of us. Everyone has a heart, a brain and courage. If used properly, they lead to a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The gold when found, is those people who love you.

— Ray Bolger

The Wizard of Oz [1939]

The End of New York: How One Blog Tracks the Disappearance of a Vibrant City - The Daily Beast

In the past two decades, Manhattan has gone from grungy to gentrified, and Jeremiah Moss has been ruefully documenting this transformation. His blog, Vanishing New York, showcases the closed-down shops and dive bars that died. Tim Teeman interviews Moss about his blog that New Yorkers can’t stop reading, even when it breaks their hearts.

instagram:

Spinning Creatures from Dreams into Felted Reality with @x03

To see more of Zoë’s needle-felted creations come to life, follow @x03 on Instagram.

“I have an extremely vivid dream life,” explains New York artist Zoë Williams (@x03), a New Orleans native who was uprooted by Hurricane Katrina. It was “during this strange rudderless period” following her displacement that a rabbit spirit came to her in a dream. “My first felt sculptures were all of that rabbit,” she says. As her dreams and artistic creations converged, Zoë has come to see her felted creatures, brought to life through Instagram, as “the expression of my unconscious.”

“At first, I made my creatures simply to honor the animals I dreamed about,” says Zoë of her felted creations. “But the dreams changed as my work evolved, and now I think they are one and the same.”

“Needle felting is a slow, laborious process,” explains Zoë. “It’s fun to give people a peek into the stages a piece goes through on its journey to completion.” The ability to cultivate a deeper appreciation for her work, however, is what Zoë values most. “Ultimately, I think artwork is best experienced in person, but it’s a special thrill to meet someone at an opening who follows my work on Instagram and has watched the pieces come to life.”

Spinning Creatures
From Dreams
Into Felted Reality

http://zoewilliams.net

victoriousvocabulary:

MUZYKA
[noun]
music; chime; note; vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.
Etymology: Russian музыка.
[Alexei Antonov]

“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” ― Maya Angelou

victoriousvocabulary:

MUZYKA

[noun]

music; chime; note; vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.

Etymology: Russian музыка.

[Alexei Antonov]

“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” 
― Maya Angelou

A Mean Red Smoothie To Cure The Blues

upworthy:

George Takei Reads Your Tweets. But In, Like, A Not-Creepy-NSA Way. 

Ever wondered how celebrities react to some of the tweets they get every day? Well, thanks to our friend George Takei (georgetakei), let your wildest social media dreams become a reality in this hilarious video. Aww yisss.

Also, don’t forget to subscribe to his channel to add 100% more #OhMyyy in your life. It’s worth it. We swear. 

Photo: 1957: Maya Angelou 

Quote: From ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings’ ―

"If growing up is painful for the Southern Black girl, being aware of her displacement is the rust on the razor that threatens the throat.

It is an unnecessary insult.”

A Brilliant Writer and Beautiful Woman…Rest in peace.

#Maya Angelou 
#american author 
#civil activist
#poet ❤

Photo: 1957: Maya Angelou

Quote: From ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings’ ―

"If growing up is painful for the Southern Black girl, being aware of her displacement is the rust on the razor that threatens the throat.

It is an unnecessary insult.”

A Brilliant Writer and Beautiful Woman…Rest in peace.

#Maya Angelou #american author #civil activist #poet ❤
“The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world. ” ― Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
#amazing #love #table #asheville #eatlocal #sustainable #colorful #food #girl #gardening #sun #writing #nc #mountainlife 💛 #beautiful (at Table Asheville)

neil-gaiman:

The anti-bullying videos from http://www.bystanderrevolution.org/

So proud to be part of it.

This Totally Rocks:
Bystander Revolution

A Crowd-sourced collection of simple things you can do to take the power out of bullying.

"It’s ultimate goal is the discussion and spread of simple habits of leadership, kindness, and inclusion."
The site launched in April of 2014