A message worth reading

Love this article

“Each step “forward” with technology has made it easier, just a little, to avoid the emotional work of being present, to convey information rather than humanity. The problem with accepting — with preferring — diminished substitutes is that over time, we, too, become diminished substitutes. People who become used to saying little become used to feeling little.”

“We live in a world made up more of story than stuff. We are creatures of memory more than reminders, of love more than likes. Being attentive to the needs of others might not be the point of life, but it is the work of life. It can be messy, and painful, and almost impossibly difficult. But it is not something we give. It is what we get in exchange for having to die.”


For all you indie rock fans

I love this song, and the fact that it was inspired by Hurricane Irene. The lyrics seem really random, but I think it’s trying to say that we can’t keep being ignorant of the problems encompassing us…we need to stop wandering, and instead be grounded with our surroundings, because help is needed all around us (but then again, maybe I’m wrong since the creepy music video doesn’t really seem to suggest anything like that haha).