Ask me for the URL.
Ask me for the URL.
Think critically. Consistently.
"I do not believe that just because you’re opposed to abortion that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking. If all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed, and why would I think that you don’t? Because you don’t want any tax money to go there. That’s not pro-life. That’s pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of what pro-life is."
Ugh what compels people to speak their mind when they find something unattractive?
Like fuck I know my teeth are not pretty. But they’re there and nothing I can do about it at least for now so I’ve learned not to think about them as much as I can help it.
“Does the dentist say those gaps are alright?”
"I like your photographs, your portraits - they are beautiful. They show a soft kind of love and I can tell that you appreciate people in their natural state. Keep taking photographs. And in your fathers spirit. In India, we say that when someone dies they become their own star, their own galaxy..he is there, and he is proud of you, and happy you are capturing things as he did."
Although I have been in 6 different places for a month or more at a time, and have spent all other holidays this place and that, fourth of july is the one place that I have always been in Bozeman. 23 times. This year will be different and is symbolic of the fact that my life can never truly resemble what it was before my dad died. It’s ok, I guess. I mean, it has to be ok. He left way earlier than throughout most of my life I would have guessed. It can be ok and tragic. Bozeman is still home because my sister is still there, in my dad’s apartment, but when she leaves it will be rented out to someone else and all the pieces of our family’s life will be either in a storage unit or reduced greatly - to whatever belongings we can care for in our respective homes.
Last year, the first fourth of july without my dad, I considered going out of town but ultimately chose to be in Bozeman. I watched the fireworks alone and I wept. Later, I met up with Jason and felt joy.
The year before that, I watched fireworks on a blanket with my dad.
The year before that, I watched fireworks on a blanket with my dad. The year before that, I watched fireworks on a blanket with my dad. The year before that, I watched fireworks on a blanket with my dad. The year before that, I watched fireworks on a blanket with my dad. (Repeat).
I wish there was a superhero out there whose primary concern was rescuing babies out of hot cars in the summer. WHAT is going on with these parents?
Right?! The Montana DHHS posted a handy reminder/trick to help parents remember - ”put your left shoe in the backseat every time you get in your car, because when you get out of your car you’ll always notice” ..but…I mean…I feel like if you’re the type of person who could forget your kid in the car you’re not gonna be the type of person to remember to do this handy trick each time to counteract it?? Still, I’m glad this summer the media is paying some attention to it - that should help!