aug 23 2019 - everything's lol
tldr; still burnt out but it's ok b/c lol
|Benedict Nguyen||Aug 23, 2019||2|
spoiler alert: #semisolovacay2019 did not fix my burnout
oh wait, I already knew that
somehow, i’m still disappointed I was right lol
but it did shift my perspective on it a bit ofc. more in a sec
happy third quarter moon, which shifts from taurus into gemini today
happy virgo szn, may it bring smoother clarity than this #leoszn has felt for me
but at least there’s poetry
yes i’m that promoter but also, sharing things i’ve enjoyed supporting (also, save the date for the next ‘soft bodies in hard places’ program, loveconductors present ghoul|take III on sept 25 @ issue project room)
i noticed i’ve been ending lots (more than usual lol) of my tweets / txts with lol lately because that permutation of letters also means ‘omg i’m being sarcastic but i’m not lol’
so who knows what I mean and I could elaborate but won’t just now but instead here are some
other recent-ish readings:
this essay on Toni Morrison - Namwali Serpell, Slate
unionizing journalism against Silicon Valley - Clio Chang, New Republic
^^precarious labor so precarious. capital flowing all the wrong ways!
self-optimization and the ideal woman - Jia Tolentino, excerpted from Trick Mirror
^^every minute so precious!
this meme, but i’d also give it the simple caption of ‘‘‘mood’’’'
besides catching up on work (which besides being predictably annoying (i’m so good at whining), has been fine, and at worst, only slightly overwhelming) , i’ve just been being slow and reading some but more writing and lounging and being mindless and dancing and discovering my body more and again and lifting weights and having mixed feelings about dancing and maybe 'a system’ will find me in this new season to sort through it but maybe it’ll just all just float while it can still summer and thankful for these pockets of slow time and, well, autumn’s coming eventually I guess and maybe this might be restorative and
maybe i’ll keep up ? lol
to taking my time with myself