Tú labios rosa como flor de nopal,
Lindos como el alba, mágicos como ocaso.
(Source: arthistorygeek, via yollopixqui)
Cempasuchil (Mexican Marigold), La flor de muerto
The devastation in Oklahoma is almost hard to comprehend. The picture below isn’t one street but rather an entire neighborhood flattened by the tornado. The death toll could be staggering. — Mike G.
A child is pulled from the rubble of Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City. The building had been leveled by a two-mile-wide tornado on Monday and several dozen children were thought to be among the casualties; the medical examiner has put the death toll at 37, with the figure expected to rise. (Photo: Sue Ogrocki / AP via The New York Daily News)
(via Kate MacDowell - “sparrow”)
evidently the flip side to endorsing Tumblr’s goofy “self-care” brigade is being militantly opposed to any mental or physical health management strategy that does not fall within the narrow bounds of what you find acceptable or relatable. bonus points if you try to construe it as ~common sense~, as naturally you are the default standard human being and can be trusted to account for all possible deviations that aren’t directly accountable to personal failings. this is really just a hop and a skip away from the gross attitudes that lead people to police legitimate disability and mental health issues, including reactions to trauma, so if forced to choose, I’m gonna hang out with the folks who draw all over themselves while taking glitter baths, because at least they are open to new ideas. ty for your time.
Anonymous asked: I really appreciate your assertion that exercise is not some magical secret to mental heath. I struggle with depression, and people ranging from my family to people who don't know me at all always tell me to exercise more, despite a chronic pain condition that makes it difficult to impossible, depending on the day. I know it makes some people feel better, but it isn't a good solution for me, so I wish the people in my life would focus on helping me find other solutions rather than ridiculing me.
thanks! and yeah, idk what it is, but at some point everyone decided that the best response to to people misusing the term “ableism” is to mock it whenever it’s invoked and accuse people who object to being told how to handle their personal medical conditions of missing the point, or of being avoidant slobs who don’t even want to try. We’ve been living in our bodies a long time, we know how we react to exercise. Apparently fresh air, sunshine and exercise is no cure for being a judgmental jackass.