D. D Dumbo - Tropical Oceans
tbt to January 2011. I miss this room, I miss this freedom, I miss a bit the sense of self I had then.
FKA Twigs - Water Me
Gemini: This week, when the air feels clean, when the sky is bright, when you wake up feeling strong happy, work to set things right in your world. This is a week for returning kindnesses, or for coming clean, or for fixing the things that have been itching at you, the things that have been a little off, a little unsettled, a little crooked. It’s a week for working to live right, for restoring gentle balances, for letting tenderness and honesty live inside of you. Take care of plants. Watch the days slowly get longer.
I think that the really bad time of my depression was when I could not find that happiness in simple things. I devised a ritual to help myself through it, and to re-make the connection with the natural physical world that gets lost in depression.
What I did was to sit outside, quietly, raining or not, and concentrate completely on a leaf or a flower or a stone, feeling it, looking at it, putting it to my face, sometimes in my mouth, until I recognized it again, as both separate from and part of me. At my worst I just lay in the rain, or sometimes even the snow, until I could feel something not in my own head."