Hey all! Thanks so much for stopping by, here is this Friday’s Worthy of the Week, a weekly breakdown of things worth sharing. If you like what you see, feel free to join in! Just post your link in the comments, and I’ll stop by 🙂 Check out the others here.
Art, as always. I think these pieces speak for themselves.
This week, I watched Lee Thompson Young’s funeral tribute on Rizzoli and Isles. It’s been a while since he passed, and he was in the rest of last season, so this was the first time being confronted with it. Wow. I was surprised by how much emotion I had for someone I had never met. Even worse, it was so hard to understand. For those of you who don’t know, he committed suicide. He was clearly successful and had a bright future ahead of him, and was much loved by his costars and everyone around him. But that’s the thing: suicide doesn’t make sense. Depression and mental illness don’t make sense. They are a chemical imbalance–there is no logic. And sadly, I think there’s still so much stigma. Hopefully, his death will show people that they are not alone in their struggle, that it is okay to not be okay, even when it seems like you should, and that there is always help and people who care.
Words of Wisdom
This week I’ve spent some more time sick and in bed, more time with emotions and feelings that I don’t know what to do with–and as always, I can escape to my writing. There is something almost magical about how healing books can be.
Sorry I missed it last Friday, I’ve been terribly sick and didn’t get around to it. But don’t worry! Here is this Friday’s Worthy of the Week, a weekly breakdown of things worth sharing. If you like what you see, feel free to join in! Just post your link in the comments, and I’ll stop by 🙂 Check out the others here.
Okay, I’m kind of in a forest and nature obsession right now, with my new WIP (title to be revealed soon). I just think forests have so much quiet, unseen story to them. If only trees could talk 🙂
You might have heard of the recent attention Miss Indiana got during the Miss USA pageant–but it wasn’t for winning. She was the “largest” contestant, and viewers praised her more average bikini body (though she’s still a size 4). I think this is great. I feel like the emphasis on ultra skeleton skinny is starting to give way (finally) in the wake of celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence or Miss Indiana. Maybe if they start embracing their bodies (skinny, curvy, thick, and in between) women will start to do the same. Though I have never personally struggled with weight, it runs in my family, and I am very familiar with the battle. But ultimately, it’s about being healthy, and loving yourself, no matter what shape you are. (Also worth checking out, this fantastic spoken poem and song by Mary Lambert called Body Love)
Words of Wisdom
Being really sick again this week, for the first time in a while, forced me to be in bed all day. With nothing else to do, I turned to books and writing. It gave me a chance to remember why I fell in love with books in the first place. For me, writing is so much more than telling stories. It gives me a place to go when my body fails me, or the world is unfair, or life gets me down. Writing saves me. It is my escape. So this quote was kind of perfect this week.