Sand Suede for Summer

Summer is a good time for lighter-colored shoes, but they’re not always the easiest to wear. Outside of plain white sneakers – which are admittedly pretty useful, even if ubiquitous – colors that are lighter than mid-brown often stick out too much from your trousers. Most men want to wear things that draw the eye upwards, putting the focus on their shirt, tie, and jacket combination. Lighter-colored shoes, on the other hand, often draw the eye down. 

There are a lots of exceptions. Tan shoes can look great with a pale gray suit, if only because they’re darker than the trousers (the other combination, tan shoes with a navy suit, almost always looks terrible for the opposite reason). I also think they work well with low-contrast ensembles, such as these in this post, or when the shoes are balanced out with a lighter-colored jacket

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nunyo-bizznez  asked:

one of my cats has a terrible nervous habit of over-grooming. shes licked off enough of her hair to give herself the cat equivalent of an undercut, as if she hates her own fur. we keep her on a stress relieving food, have multiple litterboxes (we change the sand weekly, even tried different litters too), give her alone time and enrichment toys and a regular schedule, but shes still as jumpy as she ever was and insists on being hairless. is there something im missing? can i give her any peace?

Talk to your vet about potentially prescribing anxiety medication. It can help cats just as much as humans. 

Magnetic Sand Hourglass

Entertain your eyes as you keep track of time with the magnetic sand hourglass. Rather than traditional sand, you’ll be treated to an array of mind blowing shapes formed by the iron fillings slowly falling from the top end of the hourglass.

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ive been surrounded by men who work at oil sands for the past 7 hours and every time one gives an attitude to my boyfriend i want to call the police

His silence
is the loudest of sounds,
it echoes all the way down
into the hollow of my bones,

it splinters around the emptiness
until it is aching and soft and supple
and I lose all the structural foundation
I ever called my own.

My skeleton feels like sand,
it crumbles every time I see him
and it takes everything in me
to not fall to my knees.

This is a hurt that untethers
the ligaments and the tendons
and leaves me unbound.

It pulls at my veins 
like the frayed end of fabric,
I am unraveled and undone.

He smiles and my whole world stops
as if it, too, cannot bear the moment.

It feels like the entire planet
has free fallen from gravity
and is taking me with it.

But oh, what a way to go.

Sir John Gielgud reads
Heart And Mind
by Edith Sitwell (1887-1964)

Said the Lion to the Lioness – “When you are amber dust, –
No more a raging fire like the heat of the Sun
(No liking but all lust) –
Remember still the flowering of the amber blood and bone,
The rippling of bright muscles like a sea,
Remember the rose-prickles of bright paws
Though the fire of that sun the heart and the moon-cold bone are one.”

Said the Skeleton lying upon the sands of Time –
“The great gold planet that is the mourning heat of the Sun
Is greater than all gold, more powerful
Than the tawny body of a Lion that fire consumes
Like all that grows or leaps … so is the heart

More powerful than all dust. Once I was Hercules
Or Samson, strong as the pillars of the seas:
But the flames of the heart consumed me, and the mind
Is but a foolish wind.”

Said the Sun to the Moon – “When you are but a lonely white crone,
And I, a dead King in my golden armour somewhere in a dark wood,
Remember only this of our hopeless love
That never till Time is done
Will the fire of the heart and the fire of the mind be one.”