Inspiration! Roundup: Ikea relationship repair, defying gravity, suffering, and stained glass cabins

This week's "I want to go to there":
I'm still feeling the jet lag, so bed is my wish.

Relationship Saving Station

This Relationship Saving Station that comedian Jeff Wysaski set up in his local Ikea is hilarious and awesome.

Defying Gravity

This Israeli acrodancing couple blows my mind. That move where he's standing on her shoulders and they fall backwards? YEGADS!

Firsthand Accounts of Katrina

Artist Dapper Bruce Lafitte has an exhibit currently out called Kingpin of the Antpin that includes some beautiful and moving drawings depicting his firsthand experience with Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. If you're not in New York (I'm not!) then check it out on Fierman Gallery's website here.


"The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt."
—Thomas Merton

Stained Glass Cabin

I have fallen in love with this cabin made out of stained glass windows. I don't know how it's not frigid in the winter and stifling in the summer, but if they've succeeded at making it comfortable, I will move in tomorrow.

Following Your Heart Can Backfire

Here is one family's meaningful reminder that pulling a Wild or an Eat, Pray, Love (or whatever other self help memoir inspired you to follow your heart and leave your life behind) isn't always the dream it's made out to be.

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