I'm on a let's build/make better places kick. Stumbled upon a @adamstones quote for today. Seems fitting.
I continue the file management life. I'm actually making progress so it feels hopeful and less like an abyss of bad choices accumulated over many years.
It's a weird way of reliving the past. Some of it's interesting. Some of it I'm like oh hey that group project was a really awful experience. I am making peace with the fact that large parts of school are actually pretty painful.
Once I'm done my documents I think about doing the thousands of photos. They were my life for a long time so I should go through and take care of them instead of feeling sad thinking about the chaos.
I also wonder about how sad going through them will make me. I miss my life as a wandering street and landscape photographer who could go for hours. Now I'm not totally sure I can use a manual camera -- I am taking a break and letting future Rhi figure that out.
It's weird going through these files and thinking about who I used to be. I miss being that person, I miss the places photography took me. I don't miss the pressure and I never worked out what to do with the files. But I do miss the exploring and the way I used to be in the world.
A fun turn of phrase. Feeling sleepy
A quote from Holding Space pod by Dr. Cassidy Freitas. I was playing around with the colour palette of navy blue, grey and light pink. Don’t know if it’s really working. Something to explore more.
Canadians are really proud of our universal health care, which we are lucky to have. But also only covers some things. When I have needed other services I’ve been struck but how wildly unfair it is that I live in a place that loves health care but where your income decides whether you get to go to the dentist or to physio or to therapy. It’s wrong.
Health care is more than doctors visits and hospitals. Uninsured services are a big problem and we need to close the gaps.
I can map out periods of my life based on how I felt when I was reading a particular book.
Really why not
I am a boring person and I wish more of us would embrace boring. After all may you live in interesting times was a curse not a blessing. May you live in boring times. You’re welcome
I scanned these critters last summer in the hopes of getting something going on Redbubble/S6 but didn’t do anything with it at the time — something my life falling apart. But I’m digging through that stuff and getting back going. It only took a little over a year. Tomorrow I think I’m gonna get them ready to rock and roll. Or at least start.
If you don’t manage your files they manage you…
This to come off as ominous but I’m kind of like yeah I’ll take all the help I can get manage myself. Thanks files.
Back when I was out in Calgary, potentially when I was recovering from the acoustic trauma and concussion, I went to Banff and Canmore to sketch and meant to do something with those sketches. Well that time has come. I’m putting this one up on Redbubble and Society6 for whatever it’s worth.
My day. It was pretty fantastic. Basically the Rhi in her natural environment
I’ve been saying this a lot lately and I actually got around to doing this thing.
I did a couple of quotes about light and dark because in this day and age we are so happy to dismiss each other. Instead of using concepts like privilege as a tool to learn and demonstrate vulnerabilities they can be used to shut people down and invalidate them. I don’t need to awkwardly disclose things to be at the table, especially if that table is the Internet. I am a human and I’ve struggled and suffered. I have lots of really lucky things in my life including categories of privilege we ignore like that I have a respectable accent. It’s about nuance and empathy. It’s about common humanity. If we live in a space of sides and exclusion then we’re in trouble — and if you haven’t noticed the world on fire thing we are deeply deeply in trouble. I think a better world starts with we and us, all of us. It starts with kindness and saying hey humans suffer and you can take that suffering and learn from it. It starts with kindness and care and love. So let’s make generous assumptions about each other and remember that it’s hard to hate people close us.
A quote from Elizabeth Gilbert on the TED Interview. I don’t really buy the creative mysticism but I really like her ideas and her work.