New Moon Love Poem
dancing to the Smashing Pumpkins
on a summer’s evening
stopped loving you then
because you don’t love me like the air could
looking up at the black sky
signaling new beginnings
giving up too soon
just for the sake of it
on nights like this
it is warm enough that existing alone is pleasurable
the stars all compete for attention
against planets and airplanes
tides are pulled
while I scream at my youth
turning a penny in my pocket
because it is easy to start over
when you feel...
Mondays always dragged on like the only purpose was to suck the joy out of the weekend, and underneath it all was a secret plot to undermine the strength left over from the week before. There was a never-ending sense of support last Thursday, but time is moving sideways now, showing you everything in a different light. It was the case of beer and the friendly hello that caused you a deceptive sense of security. It was the extra hour of sleep and breakfast of more than toast stuffed in...
what does everyone want to do
for their last night on earth
walk the high wire
bend over backwards
look up at the stars until they
start to look like every moment
of love you ever had burst through you
ring finger trace my lips
until I speak
the secrets I’ve always
wanted to tell
eyes magnetized to the skyline
something can save us
so we stay alive just a little bit longer
but I don’t quite know what that something is
at least we are here right now
look how beautiful
Samantha Albala is ...
4:35 gauge body heat 4:38 pry comforted limbs from cloud-like blankets. pretend the sleep is not stuck to eyelids like gum embedded in the crevices of shoe soul 5:15 arrive at glowing building to test strength and energy limits 6:45 leave glowing building. shower. dress. cook the largest and most extravagant breakfast. 2 poached eggs. 1 oatmeal packet. fist full of blueberries. two strips of uncured turkey bacon. protein shake. 8:19 arrive at work early and start anyway. hunch...
Tea is a perfect ingredient to include in a self-care regimen. Why? Tea requires attention and care, and is itself a reward. This focus is what makes tea grounding and revitalizing, and in return gives back the attention, care, and reward put into making the cup. There are five types of self-care: social, physical, intellectual, spiritual, and emotional. Keeping this in mind, there are a few ways to enjoy tea, other than your go-to. This can still involve your favorite brew, but it may or may...
There are quite a few ways you can make art with tea. Most of the time, drinking the tea is the best thing you can do. However, there are a few reasons you may reserve some tea for art.
Mixing your favorite tea with a BFF’s favorite coffee?! Crazy…maybe even sacrilegious, right? Tea is so magical on its own; it doesn’t need another beverage stepping in (or should I say steeping in), right? Well, maybe not need, but it does spark a bit of curiosity. So why not spend one afternoon mixing high quality flavored loose-leaf teas with high quality single origin coffees?
Take a stroll through the average beverage aisle in your supermarket, and you might get the impression that tea has always come in small boxes with disposable tea bags. But before those easy to come by boxes, there was the rich and intriguing history of the tea strainer, a beautiful little tool that has helped our ancestors enjoy loose leaf tea for hundreds of years. Enjoying loose-leaf tea, and becoming familiar with this tool, can help spark an appreciation for your tea strainer and infuser collection, or simply inspire you to grow one.
Drinking a hot cup of tea may seem like the perfect cozy winter activity, and it is, but that doesn’t mean it also won’t help you survive a sweltering summer day. Science supports tea being an ideal remedy in both seasons due to how our bodies react to internal and external stimuli, and how our natural responses to a good cup of tea make the heat that much easier to endure.
A truth universally held by tea drinkers is that a great cup of tea is made even more wonderful when shared with others. Why not, instead of just an afternoon tea, devote an entire day to tea, encouraging you to get together with one or more friends and bond over a fresh cup?
Over the past 100 years, Planned Parenthood has served as a safe haven for those who cannot afford expensive procedures or may not have access to information concerning their health otherwise. And with a motto like “Care. No Matter What,” it comes as no surprise that the clinics and their mission are still going strong.