tig notaro’s live album is super great and on spotify for free listening (w/ ads), i highly recommend it. im not fluent in the art of standup, but i’ve listened to it several times. it’s funny but also really comforting with a good dose of heart.
"All those years I fell for the big palace lie that grief should be gotten over as quickly as possible and as privately. But what I discovered since is that a lifelong fear of grief keeps us in a barren, isolated place and that only grieving can heal grief; the passage of time will lessen acuteness, but time alone, without the direct experience of grief, will not heal it. San Francisco is a city in grief, we are a world in grief, and it is at once intolerable and a great opportunity. I’m pretty sure that it is only by experiencing that ocean of sadness in a naked and immediate way that we come to be healed- which is to say, that we come to experience life with a real sense of presence and spaciousness and peace."
"She’s not the Terminator. And you know, it’s not Dirty Harry, either. It’s way more feminine. Revenge is too easy. Lisbeth lives by her own set of rules. She does the violent things she does for a reason, because it goes with her moral code." — Rooney Mara.
My week has been eventful but for all the wrong reasons (more about this in a post next weekend!), so no This Week In… today, I’m afraid - instead, you get a spanking new article on self-love, a topic I’ve been told has been woefully underrepresented here at Fierce In The City! That simply won’t do, will it? Today, I’ll be grabbing the bull by the proverbial horns and give you some pointers on how to get started on your self-love journey. This is an incredibly important endeavour, especially in this day and age, when we are perpetually bombarded with negativity and social pressure. Although I am still on this journey myself, what little I know and have implemented in terms of radical self-love has already changed my life for the better and I know that even making small alterations in your life and subsequently, your self-perception, will changes yours, too! Let’s dig in, shall we?