"Organise your bed, then your bedroom, then your apartment, then your apartment building, then your block.
We have to build friendship between neighbours. We have to start organising building dinners and movie screenings.
I remembered what one of the community leaders had said during the Zapatista organising school down in Chiapas, Mexico, when asked how in the world had they managed to build their own schools, sports teams, hospitals, cooperative businesses, clinics, judicial system and government. Which initiative did they start with? Was it the armed uprising? Or a school? Or a corner store?
The answer was far simpler: ‘We started with trust.’"
— In defense of apartment dinners (via tipsforradicals)
"Like most sensitive souls, you already know you’re sensitive.
You soak up others’ moods and desires like a sponge. You absorb sensation the way a paintbrush grasps each color it touches on a palette. The ethereal beauty of a dandelion, the shift of a season, the climax of a song, or a certain stirring scent can evoke such wonder it’ll behave as your very breath itself- moving through cells as fuel does to fire and wind does to waves."
— Victoria Erickson (via universeobserver)
(Source: venuschild, via defnesmoments)