There’s a lot of stuff I share on the Internet every day. Here’s a round up of the things I most enjoyed last week by category.
- Strong, vulnerable men. “If The Masculine has confidence without tenderness, it can turn to arrogance. And then there’s no real invitation for The Feminine to show up. And all softness with no fierceness, well that doesn’t give The Feminine a very safe resting place to unfold — and what The Feminine really, really wants to do, is unfold.” I sure like the way Danielle LaPorte says things.
- Don’t let the shame gremlin keep you small. “She is authentic and flawed and a glorious truth-teller who makes it possible for others to feel empowered. Her work is important. And it’s not at all what she expected her life to be about. Her work scares her. She is not comfortable with vulnerability. But, she invites it into her life and embraces it. No… she creates opportunities to practice vulnerability. And by doing that… by sharing her failures and flaws she gives us access to living, as she says, a wholehearted life.” I was wrestling hardcore shame gremlins this week. Worse than I have in a decade… seemingly out of no where. At least I knew what was happening, which is how I found this post with this great excerpt. It didn’t fix me, but it helped.
- The Making Of OK Go’s ‘The Writing’s On The Wall’ Video. A behind the scenes look on how that one-take video came to pass. Jesus those guys are geniuses.
- The Ta Ta Top. Though I would never (for non-feminist reasons), I appreciate the sentiment.
- 50 classy people from the past. How about that young Harrison Ford? Or the men in suits who tag buildings or ice skate. Lovely images.
- Get Lucky on banjo(y). Daft Punk goes bluegrass and I go bananas.
- A thoughtful illustration (NSFW). Speaking of banjo(y)s, my friend had a special one drawn for me. Tee hee.
- I Love You But I Don’t Know What to Say by Ryan Adams The early part of the week included a Ryan-Adams-a-thon.
- You Will Become by Glen Hansard Gawd, I love him.
- Faithfully by Clem Snide What a beautiful rendition of an old favorite.
- Liberator by Noah Gundersen I listened to this song at least 30 times this week, along with the one before it on his album, Ledges. It’s such a musically pretty song with that slow build I fall for every time.