Inspiration! Roundup: Look Up, Look Wayyyyy Up, The Strangest People, Face-Off Art, and More!

A roundup of inspirational items for the week, including photos of tree canopies, being the strangest person, selfie stick aerobics, and more!
This Week's "I want to go to there": Let's feel the love!
Photo by Amy Shamblen.

Look Up, Look Wayyyy Up

I love Manuelo Bececco's photos looking up at tree canopies. It's one of my favourite things to do when I'm out in nature.

The Strangest Person in the World

I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.
-Rebecca Katherine Martin

(Often attributed to Frida Kahlo.)


I could stare at Guim Tió Zarraluki's paintings with faces coloured over for a long time.

Clothing as a Social Contract

I read writer Halle Butler's description of clothing as the first step of the social contract twice. As someone who used to intentionally dress super weird (apparently Butler did, too!), this strikes a chord with me.

"Clothing is the first step of the social contract. You buy the blouse, put on the bracelet, and wear the Glossier makeup or whatever people wear. You’re saying, 'Yes I agree. I will join the group.' Conforming to the external appearance is the first step of joining any kind of social group."


Selfie Stick Aerobics

This retro-style selfie stick aerobics video made me very happy.

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