"You mean the generation that paid three times as much for college to enter a job market with triple the unemployment isn’t interested in purchasing the assets of the generation who just blew an enormous housing bubble and kept it from popping through quantitative easing and out-and-out federal support? Curious."
Anselm Feuerbach (German, 1829-80), “Medea an der Urne”.
GIF of Eddie the Sea Otter Making a Basket
Someone made a GIF of Eddie the sea otter playing making a basket. Submitted by Pete!
i drank all my lipstick away last night
shimmery smears of red
around the lip of my beer bottle
glass clanking against my teeth as
i lost a little control
laughing in the fluorescent light of my friend’s kitchen
feet perched on the bar stool next to me
sipping and giggling
licking my lips clean of stray drops of alcohol
we left late, apology texts sent
before i even put my shoes on
one last check in the mirror
and we strolled out into the night
my lipstick kiss left behind on empty bottles
"i love lipstick. i want to write an essay about the politics of lipstick. i like lipstick that’s deep, deep red. i like lipstick that’s purple, lipstick that’s black and dark for when i want to dress up my melancholy. i like sharing lipstick with sisters. and i laugh at boys that think i wear lipstick for them to notice, i laugh, lipstick is an art you can’t ever understand. from picking out a color, testing it on the inside of my wrist, pursing my lips during the application of it. i like when i kiss a baby and leave lipstick on their cheek, when you hug someone and leave lipstick on their shirt, when it gets on your teeth and you use your tongue to get it off, when you sleep in lipstick and wake up with it on your pillow case. in 1997 mama left for ethiopia to see her mama for the first time in 12 years. i was six and i cried the entire way home from the airport. and when we came home there on the kitchen table was the teacup mama had been drinking out of. at the bottom a sip of tea and black cardamom seeds. and there on the rim of the cup the lipstick imprint of my mama’s kiss."
"Some people underestimate how erotic it is to be understood."