my existence feels so silly sometimes
Learn to say ‘no’ without explaining yourself.
Drinkin day old car coffee. This heated up plastic can’t b good for me.
The reality is that fat people are often supported in hating their bodies, in starving themselves, in engaging in unsafe exercise, and in seeking out weight loss by any means necessary. A thin person who does these things is considered mentally ill. A fat person who does these things is redeemed by them. This is why our culture has no concept of a fat person who also has an eating disorder. If you’re fat, it’s not an eating disorder — it’s a lifestyle change.
Keep a fire burning in your eye/pay attention to the open sky/you never know what will be coming down
We slept late in those days. Except around nine o’clock in the morning I’d hear Jackson Browne’s teapot going off with this whistle in the distance. And then, I’d hear him playing piano. I didn’t really know how to write songs. I knew I wanted to write songs but I didn’t know exactly… you just wait around for inspiration, y’know, what was the deal? Well, I learned through Jackson’s ceiling and my floor exactly how to write songs ‘cause Jackson would get up and he’d play the first verse and first chorus, and he’d play it twenty times until he had it just the way he wanted. And then there’d be silence and then I’d hear the teapot go off again. Then it’d be quiet for 10 or 20 minutes. Then I’d hear him start to play again and there was a second verse. So then he’d work on the second verse and he’d play it twenty times. And then he’d go back to the top of the song and he’d play the first verse, the first chorus and the second verse another twenty times until he was really comfortable with it and, y’know, change a word here or there and, um, I’m up there going, “So that’s how you do it: elbow grease, y’know… time… thought… persistence.