Inspiration! Roundup: Your Weirdness, Gaku Carving, Questions to Ask Yourself Before Giving Up, and More!

A roundup of inspiring things, including Gaku's carving, your weirdness, and more!
This Week's "I want to go to there": I just want to take some time to relax, like this guy.
Photo by Dorota Dylka.

Good for You
“When you connect with people who are good for you, you feel it. This is a big deal. Don’t forget to acknowledge how great it is to be around someone who lights you up. Tell them, even if you feel a little weird. Your people love your weirdness.”
- From Instagram via Swiss Miss.

The idea that my people love my weirdness is probably one of the best revelations I have ever had.

Gaku Carving

This Instagram account full of intricate designs carved into fruits and vegetables is incredible! There are some incredible pieces of art here, but I keep coming back to the avocado. It's one (impressive) thing to carve a detailed design into an apple or other crisp piece of produce, but an avocado??? Those things are soft! And malleable! It seems much harder to carve like this.


Before Giving Up

The poem Questions to Ask Yourself Before Giving Up by Kaitlyn Boulding is a beautiful, warm blanket that you want to keep looking at while you lie, wrapped in it, on the couch. Here are two snippets I am holding on to:

Give yourself ten minutes.
Give yourself ten years.
Give yourself an orgasm.
Give yourself a change of seasons.
Give yourself a new lover.
Give yourself a to-do list
written with sidewalk
chalk and hopscotch across it.


...

Everyone feels like a hallway
at some point or another.
But you are a room
that people enter to stay.


Break the Fourth Wall

This embroidered art by Times New Romance that breaks the fourth wall is amazing.


No Need for Fancy

“Don’t be fancy, just help people.”
– Glennon Doyle


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