what gives?

everyone needs a place to think.

everyone needs a place to ruminate and write.

everyone needs the place on the mountaintop, where they can go to reflect and think and talk to God and just close their eyes and feel.

everyone needs somewhere, somewhere, somewhere things just gotta give.

it is easy to go through the motions of the life you thought you ought to live without actually feeling the life you know you’re meant to live.

and me? what is this for me?

this is a place to express myself. to feel whole and pure. to understand there is a life for me beyond the banalities which claim life, but are empty of its content.

it’s a place to unwrap my mind, and unknot the tangles on my heart, and believe – a life exists for me yet.

“I must change my life so I can live it, not wait for it.” —Susan Sontag

and how not to do that except through the creative freedom and liberation of writing and art – of carving something on a blank slate, a piece of paper, and willing it into existence?



London Protests Trump

Protest at Parliament Square
Churchill’s statue overlooks protesters at Parliament Square on Monday, February 20, 2017. Parliament met on Monday to debate whether Trump should be allowed to come to the UK on a state visit, drawing hundreds of protesters.
Tamil man speaks at protest Trafalgar Square (Wasteman)
A Sri Lankan Tamil man shares his story about immigration to a crowd congregated at Trafalgar Square on the night before Trump’s inauguration. The woman holding the mic translated his speech to spectators.
Humpty Trumpty Fuck Your Wall (Wasteman)
A young woman holds a sign at a protest against Trump’s inauguration at Trafalgar Square on Friday, January 20, 2017.
Trump in Trafalgar Square (Wasteman)
The organizers of this protest at Trafalgar Square on January 20, 2017, produced a giant effigy of Trump’s head, which was later destroyed by protesters with sticks.
Nope: London protests Trump
Protesters gathered at a mass demonstration organized by Stand Up to Racism at the US embassy in London the night of January 20, 2017.
Love Trumps Hate
A man holds a sign at a protest in Parliament Square on February 20, 2017.
Father and child at protest
Alex Armitage hands out flyers at a protest in Parliament Square on February 20, 2017. His son, Ayanda, sits on his back and holds an antiwar placard.
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Malia Bouattia, the British-Algerian president of the National Union of Students (NUS), gives a speech at a protest in Parliament Square on February 20, 2017.
Student and youth activists leave stage
Student and youth organizers exit the stage with enthusiasm after Bouattia concludes her speech.
Big Ben and London protests Trump
London protests the possibility of Trump’s state visit to the UK in front of Big Ben and Westminster Palace, where Parliament meets to debate. The inauguration of America’s 45th president has inspired protests all across the world, even though he has only been a little more than a month in office.