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i'm really not sure what to do with this space anymore. as a result of my effort to be mindful about my social networking use and how it effects me, i've deleted my tumblr. it was a long time coming but i finally got to the point where i felt it was poisonous and really messing with my head. i'm still figuring out what my web presence will be like now and feeling my way through it. a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders since deleting my tumblr and i've honestly been more productive in the last two weeks than i have in an embarrassingly long time. but sometimes i miss the internet! and i miss blogging! and thats ok. the internet is a crazy platform but i think it's too ingrained in my system to go cold turkey. there are other platforms, like this one, that allow me to create meaningful (to me) content without all the spectacle.
anyway - robert mapplethorpe and patti smith. these two are possibly my favorite artist duo of all time. mapplethorpe has been one of my favorite american photographers for a long time but i was introduced to patti smith through her book. i'm re-reading just kids right now and its giving me the push i need to get shit done. i think it's easy to get out of a mindset of gratitude when you're stressed beyond belief and have more on your plate than you can handle. these two serve as a constant reminder how powerful making meaning is and the power of community. not to mention, they both have some killer personal style. sigh, aaaarrttt feeeellliiinggggs.