Taught to look both ways when crossing the street. To brush your teeth before you go to sleep. That choices have their due consequences. Son, Don’t call your mom a bitch. Taught to impress and suppress; to follow the straight and narrow. The rod is for the fool’s back. Son don’t be a fool, get a job, get a license, drive a car, be a patriot. Don’t talk shit.
They say 17 years is enough to know better. He was dressed in orange when they found him suspended in the air by a twisted cotton bed sheet.
Five words: Stay calm and carry on. Take that noose from around your neck and hang your fears. Son, don’t be a fool.
Experiments with paper thin walls and beating hearts.
Loud noises in the night: An old woman weeps. Owls screeching and friends fucking.
In my dreams: two children without names dance around me. In another world, I am a father.
The sun comes through the south window to find a naked body curled up and exposed. Next to the bed is an alter with a picture and a “I love you” note written in cursive.
Burnt candles and exhausted lighters makes one wander where the flame has gone.
(I remember a passion that could tame wild souls.)
In another world, I am a father.
I’m in a pretty big transitional place, so the plan is to sink some roots in the Appalachian mountains for awhile. I had been visiting an Eco village called Earth Haven ( http://www.earthaven.org ) near Asheville for the last week with my really good friends. We have been looking for a place on the east coast to volunteer and be really involved in a community. On the last day at Earth Haven, I met a gentleman that had some property with a few dwellings built into the site of the mountain. I met up with him that evening and talked about our journey and where we both are at. We connected on such an intimate level that he asked for me to join him there and help fix it up with him. I’ll be moving there this Friday.
I am craving a little nook in this earth where I can hibernate with the rest of the mountain throughout the winter season. Hopefully there will be a couple books that come forth from my time there.
First session. #inked #auditytattoo #willralston #tattoo #art #skill #whaleship #bodyart
getting #inked this weekend!
#tattoo #whaleship #customdesign #auditytattoo #WillRalston (at Oddity Tattoo Studio & Gallery)
Missing the Mrs.
#offonajourney #traveling #seeyousoon #marriedlife
#nonsense #fortunecookie #fortune #yum #vegancookie
#nofilter #summertime (at Indian Beach)
Surprising my sister at work. Showing up randomly in IA for her graduation. Successs.
Love is a mystery. That is all I know.
My heart weeps for Turkey.
“Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive. Ambition is only understood if it’s to rise to the top of some imaginary ladder of success. Someone who takes an undemanding job because it affords him the time to pursue other interests and activities is considered a flake. A person who abandons a career in order to stay home and raise children is considered not to be living up to his potential-as if a job title and salary are the sole measure of human worth. You’ll be told in a hundred ways, some subtle and some not, to keep climbing, and never be satisfied with where you are, who you are, and what you’re doing. There are a million ways to sell yourself out, and I guarantee you’ll hear about them.”
~ Bill Watterson (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
Say no to GMO.
#monsanto #saynotogmo #deathtocorperations #marchagainstmonsanto #tampa (at Williams Park)
Harvey Milk Festival