You know when you’re at a concert and you’re screaming so loud your lungs are about to go up your esophagus ?? And then the artist says “I can’t hear you” or “louder !” Like ???? Bitch this is all I got ????? How much more do you think I have to offer ??? Probably a lot

Namaste means the light in me recognizes and bows to the light in you. By light, we mean the creativity, the love, the God, the differences between us that make us valuable to one another. Your essence, your presence, just being yourself, for sharing that with me, the people in this room, the people in your own life that you don’t even know that you affect. Thank you just for being who you are. I thank you and I honor you, and I encourage you to offer to your neighbor to your left and to your right ‘namaste’.“ I think that the sad thing is that it has been shrouded — like a lot of things that are inherently good but shown to us by other races or people — as something that is unattainable. When you realize that spirituality itself, it’s just there.
—  Brandon Copeland

I’m going to be that guy and make one of these posts because I’m tired of the stupid people I follow. If you’re into any of these bands and aren’t an ignorant social justice blogger, like this post and I’ll follow you #sweg

- Artifex Pereo
- Closure in Moscow
- Conditions
- Copeland
- Dance Gavin Dance
- Emarosa
- Envy on the Coast
- The Fall of Troy
- From Indian Lakes
- Hail the Sun
- I The Mighty
- Kurt Travis
- A Lot Like Birds
- The Morning Of
- Night Verses
- Pianos Become the Teeth
- Secret Band
- Sianvar
- Stolas
- Tides of Man
- Tilian
- The Venetia Fair

anonymous asked:

Did Misty Copeland really play the "victim card" with her skin color of not being promoted to principle before she is where she is now?

“Victim Card” is a rather abrasive way of putting it. As Misty’s story started to get traction in the media, a lot of emphasis was (obviously) placed on the fact that she was the only African-American soloist at ABT. The public support for her grew exponentially, and people (who by and large had little knowledge or understanding of ballet) wanted to see her given more roles and recognition. Misty herself said in her book “Life in Motion” that she felt that she should be promoted to principal for “political” reasons. I don’t remember the exact quote, but you can always look it up.

I remember Misty’s rise to fame pretty well, and it had much more to do with her skin colour than her abilities. I’m still not sure how I feel about it. On the one hand, it signals to the world that artistry and skill aren’t too important, but on the other… If Misty has opened the door for more dancers of colour, does it really matter how she did it? Maybe, in this case, the end justifies the means.

d i s c l a i m e r

Small things that make everything better:
  • early morning rain
  • a great book
  • a hot cup of coffee
  • a hot cup of tea
  • hot chocolate
  • a room lit with fairy lights
  • a room lit with candles
  • candles that smell like Christmas
  • Copeland
  • comfortable jackets/sweaters
  • the smell of snow 
  • the smell of rain
  • your favorite song
  • journaling
  • a seat by the window on a dreary day
  • long drives on cold, rainy days
  • going to tiny book stores during the winter
  • the sleepy feeling cold, cloudy days give you
  • Fireplaces
  • warm blankets
  • watching it snow
  • Autumn leaves

a cover of Ordinary (Copeland) with some mountainy 80′s feelin footage.