Pisces: If you start to forget who you are this week, if you start to forget how to live, try to see yourself through other people. Try to see yourself through the friends who believe in you most. Try to see the ways you glow and shine in other people’s eyes. There are so many ways to live and so many ways to see; spend your days with people who help you remember this. You can rebuild your confidence. You can relearn how to love your own self. You can remember the magic in your bones and the light in your heart.
Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.
“I got it in my mind a long time ago that the poem lasts a lot longer than I do and so who gives a fuck about me. That the poem very well could do things that I couldn’t do. That the feeling I feel when I read poems is way better than any experience that I had had with a human being”
Today’s mental health reminder: a relapse, a sudden series of attacks, a string of awful days, (or whatever your step back may be) does not decrease your value. Take your time, do some self care, reflect on the progress that you have made. You are strong; one step back is nothing when you look at the journey you have already made.
“Israeli-turned-Brooklynite singer Shira’s new music video for ‘Handlebars’ incorporates all the mischievous, imaginative weaponry, identity twists, and paradoxical fashions one associates with psychological thrillers. But the video is light and harmless, feeling more like a nonsensical dream set on the streets of New York than anything horrific. While it’s second nature for us to try to categorize new singers upon our discovery, Shira purposefully makes things difficult by playing different characters, as well as creating great, obtrusive music that is quite hard to describe or relate to anything else.” - BlackBook Magazine
“It is what poetry does to the world, what poets do with words, and what words will do to a poet. And that’s the rack of it. And if you have never experienced the rack while working on a poem then you have never worked on a poem. Have you never put language in an extenuating circumstance with dangerous limits until an acute physical sensation results?”