Tove Lo - ‘Stay High/Habits’ (Hippie Sabotage remix)
Poetic suicide - Museum of Contemporary Art.
Get up. Get up, you can do it. I promise you will get better at it. It won’t feel like it at the start. I’m just asking you to try. You don’t have to be good at it and you aren’t expected to go anywhere in particular. Just get up, though. For if you don’t I will never get to meet you and I’m waiting here.
I could be anywhere waiting for you and if you don’t get up you’ll miss me. In the smell of coffee and the sounds of stainless steel spoons on cheap ceramic saucers. The rhythmic ticking of the crossing signal and a piece of polystyrene foam being pushed along by the wind across the nature strip.
I could be at the movies in those seats that no one takes and the books at the store that haven’t had their spines cracked yet. I’m waiting for you, but its ok if its not today. I know It’s hard so lets start small.
Come get me in your favourite jumper. You know the one you pretend is only for the house, but you sneak out to the shops in it all the time. I love you in that jumper.
Maybe tomorrow you’ll come get me on the train going somewhere for the millionth time. Put your headphones in, we don’t have to speak. We can talk later in the dark when all those thoughts you’ve been having have grown into trees and we can be foresters.
Come get me the next day. I’m in the break room at work in the unstained surface behind those notices that have been pinned up for years. I can see that you’re counting down the minutes and those minutes like it when you look at them. I’m in the clocks pushing the hands for you.
So get up, please, darling. For I miss you already and every moment you aren’t here I find it harder and harder to move. The weight of the world is getting to be unbearable, but if I know that you are coming I will wear it.
For as long as it takes. I will wait in the days.
Photographer: Alec Dawson
Model: Miss Lucien
Photographer: Alec Dawson www.AlecDawson.net / Model: Miss Lucien
Where’s the logic in blindly assuming things about people you’ve never bothered to clarity issues with directly? I’ve learnt that if people are wrong about you or spreading nasty rumours, that’s their problem/baggage and you’re better off moving on and finding more genuine friends. Remember that if you’re ever upset with someone, you’re reacting against your own biased, inflexible perception of them. Your opinion of someone doesn’t taint, diminish or define who they really are.
Student activism talk @ Verge Gallery
Free love rainbows and support for asylum seekers @ the Other Worlds Zine Fair - an alternative to the MCA zine fair, boycotting Transfield and the Sydney Biennale.
Just a reminder that while positivity is a great tool it is not healthy to:
- repress negative thoughts/feelings
- feel guilty for having negative thoughts/feelings
- feel that you can’t express negative thoughts/feelings
Negative emotions are a part of life, and a truly balanced cognitive strategy will accept this (while working to change the balance of good to bad and teaching you coping strategies/self care/distraction etc)