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A difficult thing, with helping professions...


Mental health, for example. Your job at work is to help others with their challenges, to connect them to services, to support them in identifying and communicating and processing their feelings, but often it’s just to listen. Teaching — you plan, you guide, you grade, you pay…

I’ve felt this drain so many times and never been able to express it. This puts my feelings into words so well.

(via probabilitiesofcircumstance)

i want a word for the almost-home.

that point where the highway’s monotony becomes familiar
that subway stop whose name will always wake you from day’s-end dozing
that first glimpse of the skyline
that you never loved until you left it behind.

what do you call the exit sign you see even in your dreams?
is there a name for the airport terminal you come back to,
comfortably exhausted?

i need a word for rounding your corner onto your street,
for seeing your city on the horizon,
for flying homewards down your highway.

give me a word for the boundary
between the world you went to see
and the small one you call your own.

i want a word for the moment you know
you’re almost home.

there and back again, n.m.h. (via anoraborealis)

This is really quite lovely. I wish there was actually a word for this.

(via adventuresofastudentteacher)

Last night was awesome!  Due to the terrible weather we had all day, the local exhibition decided to have free admission after 6pm, so I got to see Eve 6 and Everclear for less than the cost of parking.  Score!

The music was fantastic.  Max Collins, from Eve 6, appears to not have aged a day since I last saw the band a decade ago. He is also still a total ham which I love. Before one song, he rambled on about how much he loved us (more than your parents do, more than your significant others, etc.) and then launched into Here’s To The Night and dedicated it to us.  I actually full on laughed at that point because the song is about a one night stand (and was used as a graduation song by many schools), so Max Collins loves us like a one night stand.  Awesome!  There was also a lot of prancing and that amazing poncho (which I really wanted to curl up in - it was cold!).  We danced, jumped and sang our little hearts out for their set.

Everclear was also great.  I really only know their singles, but two of the girls I went with are huge fans.  We danced around, sang and clapped our way through their set.  At the end of their set, they brought out the guys from Eve 6 and some of Soul Asylum (we went to the beer gardens during their set) to sing Santa Monica.  Art Alexakis and Max traded vocals and mikes throughout the song.  And Max kind of wrapped Art up in his poncho at one point (see picture above).  I’m still unsure whose hand is on Max’s thigh in that shot.

Despite the weather, the night was fun because of the company and music.

There has basically been a monsoon happening today (more than 50mm of rain and extreme wind gusts), but it looks like it’s clearing!  That means I get to go relive my youth tonight and see Eve 6, Soul Asylum and Everclear!!  I haven’t seen Eve 6 in about a decade, so this is ridiculously exciting!

In other exciting news, I managed to score second row tickets for Ryan Adams this morning!

Clearly my musical tastes are slightly all over the place.

And I have a job interview on Monday morning!

Backyard swing and a good book. This is my happy place.

Backyard swing and a good book. This is my happy place.