It’s what keeps some people sane. It’s what drives the world’s most skilled and accomplished athletes, the most intense gamers, the hardcore hobbyists, even many of the most talented artists, musicians and actors - flow is what you get when unstoppable drive meets an unflinching will and unlimited dedication.
Flow is being utterly, truly “in the zone”. And it’s one of the most amazing feelings there is.
This is why finding a sport, or a hobby, or a martial art, or a handicraft, or a new video game, or any skill-based activity that uses focus and requires practice and repetition is so beneficial for things like depression and anxiety and overall mental/physical well-being.
If you go to see ‘Catching Fire’ this weekend, don’t miss the opportunity to remind everyone that the Capitol cut food stamps for the hungry while giving corporate welfare to the rich, that the police ruthlessly suppress all dissent against the Capitol, and that the ‘Hunger Games’ is actually based on our current situation.
Do also remind them that in the books, Katniss was described with olive skin and long black hair, and the Seam descriptor was consistently used as an indicator of an oppressed ethnic group, making Katniss a woman of color despite the movie casting her as Jennifer Lawrence, and in fact flat-out refusing to allow any actresses of color to audition despite requests from organizations such as Racebending, and that the books in general had a racial dynamic that the movies just plain didn’t have.
the hunger games aren’t amazingly unique or flawless or anything but I think katniss as a character is very important and i think the media misunderstands
we aren’t in it for the cute boys. we’re in it for katniss. thousands of young girls were introduced to an introverted, angry girl born into poverty and watched her become the savior of the world and the media doesn’t seem to understand that she, as a character, is important to girls. not who she dates, but her
So the air in my apartment is v. dry and I threw a pot of water on to boil, because that’s how you humidify your place when you don’t have a humidifier.
And as long as you’re humidifying the air you might as well make sure the air smells nice too, y’know? I got this big bag of cinnamon sticks at the dollar store. I figured, it’s the dollar store, it’s a lot of cinnamon, it’s probably expired or something. So I put four sticks in the pot.
Now my entire apartment smells like homemade applesauce. The air tastes like homemade applesauce.
So going back to the demons fearing a $40 humidifier with holy water in it, I bet there’s a ton of stuff you could boil to fill the air with nasty-be-gone.
A few days ago in a parking lot in Lisbon wheelchair users and volunteers occupied all the available Non-Handicap spaces to make a point to able-bodied motorists what it is like to have “their” parking places unavailable to them.
On every wheelchair various notes were left like: "be right back", "it only takes a moment", "I’m get something here", etc.