fables-of-the-reconstruction:

Tell me about the dream where we pull the bodies out of the lake
and dress them in warm clothes again.
How it was late, and no one could sleep, the horses running
until they forget that they are horses.
It’s not like a tree where the roots have to end…

somethingothersomethinglovely:

made raw almond milk, chocolate chip cookies w/ the leftover wet almond meal. also got rid of a boxful of books i no longer needed.

was contacted by my boss two days ago telling me not to come into work until 9/1, as they’ve run out of allocatable hours for recruitment officers. extra time to…

also- will be spending this weekend in the castro with my lovely lovar!

made raw almond milk, chocolate chip cookies w/ the leftover wet almond meal. also got rid of a boxful of books i no longer needed. 

was contacted by my boss two days ago telling me not to come into work until 9/1, as they’ve run out of allocatable hours for recruitment officers. extra time to integrate following the 10-day silent retreat, so i consider it a blessing.

following the final day of retreat, at the north fork vipassana book store, the pariyatti press edition of the manual to the abhidhamma caught my eye. shopkeep said it won’t be of much practical value, as it is said to be most useful to those nearing enlightenment. but it completely enumerates the psychological philosophy and unified ontology of buddhism in a terse and systematic manner. so it should be good reading.

i started pynchon’s bleeding edge a month ago. i’ve since put it down because it’s too goofy for my liking. i suppose you can only write one gravity’s rainbow, that’ll remain my all-time favorite of his. i’ve moved on to gaddis’ J R, which i’m thoroughly enjoying.

i’m itching to get back to school. i’ve acquired a single at the multifaith housing community in davis. i have full access to the kitchen, and i’ll have the opportunity to cook dinner for 40+ people once a week. i also will be doing community service with the davis food coop and shambhala center, which means not just fantastic service opportunities but also fresh food discounts and deeper involvement with a spiritual community. i’m going to live a very monastic lifestyle—wake up at 4:30, bed at 9:30, 2 hours minimum of meditation a day, every other moment dedicated to academic study and honing my artistic crafts, simple cost effective vegetarian diet.

as much as the vipassana taught in the lineage of SN Goenka is rich and provides places worldwide for people to go deep within, they are also reeeallly LGBTetc. unfriendly … why, as a queer person, must one face indignity erasure and exclusion from spiritual communities with the noblest of intentions? this is vis a vis the strict binary separation of people according to the genitals they think you have, the belief that queerness is the result of bad karma, the historical and general erasure of queer identities within the tradition, the belief in essential masculine/feminine energies at the level of conventional reality, etc. *sigh* 

cisyphus:

Police sacrifice their right to be treated as individuals at the point that they sign up to be tools of oppression and a readily mobilized force to defend capitalist class interests and whiteness. Police are not people, they are embodied politics and power.

(via no-more-cops)

rainbowreverie21:

chickenyaoi:

America is some fucked up dystopian shit honestly like how are y’all even surviving? Paying for healthcare? $60,000 on tuition? POC getting shot in Wal-Marts? White men shooting up elementary schools? That’s terrifying I’m worried about all of you

America doesn’t seem that terribly horrible when you live here day to day and you’ve known nothing else but when somebody says something like this it fucks you up really good.

(via arclightweight)

epuisante:

Thanks for the tag, praxisandcapital! It’s been a while since I’ve compiled any favorites list, but here are works that have greatly shaped my Weltanschauung since I was around 15. I have refrained from mentioning anything by Kierkegaard, Marx, Hegel, or Nietzsche

1. G.K. Chesterton - Man Who…

and so won’t be present on the Internet for a couple weeks at least. this is the first 10-day i’ve sat, and also the first completely silent one. i’m quite excited. toodaloo, for now.]

Got glasses, I can finally see again