Poeticartifacts

Just a wandering mass of carbon-based energy. looking for some elements to bond with.

Check out my blog for a few minutes and you will realize the things that inspire me most: Women, Cigarettes, Tattoos, spiritual development, and an unabashed cynicism towards hypocrisy. Enjoy.

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  1. "I flew, quivering, an arrow, through sun-drunken delight, away into distant futures which no dream had yet seen, into hotter souths than artists ever dreamed of, where gods in their dances are ashamed of all clothes, to speak in parables and to limp and stammer like poets; and verily, I am ashamed that i must still be a poet."
    — Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra: Third part (via fuckyeahnietzsche)
     
     
  2. So apparently, this is Autumn in Phoenix….. 85 with a gentle breeze. Coffee and good reads on the patio all day!

    So apparently, this is Autumn in Phoenix….. 85 with a gentle breeze. Coffee and good reads on the patio all day!

     
     
  3. If anyone wants a good graphic novel to read………… Saga is fucking fantastic!

     
     
  4. Phoenix observations pt 1

    The two things that jumped out most, and have already helped win me over a little bit here in the first two months are the sunsets and the lightning. 

    Sunsets in Phoenix are bring-you-to-a-standstill gorgeous. The earthy pastels that dominate the landscape are a perfect pairing for the collage of vibrant purples, brisk oranges, and the soft red hues that accompany the sun’s clocking out each evening. It helps that it is sunny and at most partly cloudy almost every day. Yes, it is possible that all sunsets are this lovely and I have lived too long in areas where there is too much cloud cover, but not probable.

    For about a solid month, I would leave work at night, and walk to the parking garage just mesmerized by heat lightning. So much lightning. The few storms we actually did get would get so intense that for up to 5 or 10 seconds, it was fully light out. Your eyes had time to adjust from darkness to light before the series of bolts faded away from the landscape. 

    I have not wrote anything in months. This is my first sit down to start back into it. You will see me posting much more often from now on. Even if it’s just little snippets like this.

     
     
  5. kaitrokowski:

    I don’t feel right unless I’ve had enough coffee to take down a WW2 battleship.

    And now we must make a new coffee drink called a Torpedo. It’s like an Americano, except instead of a double shot and hot water, you just drink an 8oz espresso. Maybe with a little sugar cube for extra shrapnel on detonation.

     
     
  6. constantneverland:

namastetoyoutoo:

This is by far my favorite tweet ever.

Preach.

    constantneverland:

    namastetoyoutoo:

    This is by far my favorite tweet ever.

    Preach.

     
     
  7. kaitrokowski:

    radioactive-moth:

    an-instrumental-heart:

    elsilvero:

    radioactive-moth:

    elsilvero:

    I saw 17 white people wearing Native American headdresses as apparel at Bonnaroo and the sad thing is that I expected there to be more.

    What if they were part Native American? What if they were wearing it to show support for Native…

    The Native American headdresses aren’t about “looking pretty”, “handsome”, “cool” or “open-minded and free-spirited”. A Native American headdress is a military honor, and getting one is a huge honor among Native Americans. White people don’t allow other cultures to use white people’s military medals as props and accessories. We don’t allow 14 year old girls to pose with military medals on their sweaters because they’re “fashion”, but we allow the same girls to wear Native American headdresses. A Native American headdress does absolutely not belong on the head of anyone who hasn’t earned it.
    Regardless of whether or not anyone is related to Native Americans, they shouldn’t use a military honor as if it was a fashion statement.

    People dress up in military garb all the time, medals and all. Besides, the meaning of things change over time, some might not even think of it as a military honor anymore.

    There is nobility in people dressing up in uniform to do war reenactments where civilians honor battles, but there is no nobility in wearing the uniform of a culture you do not belong to, at a concert… To look cool.

    When a kid wears a headdress to a music festival and they are not part of that nation, and the event has nothing to do with the culture, you cannot claim that you are being an ally, that is appropriation.

    Said it before, and I’ll say it again…….

    Whenever you hear someone say something along the lines of “Native Americans believed….”, just run away from them. Maybe kick them right before you do. There are 562 tribes federally recognized by the U.S. government. That doesn’t even count the dozens that have been trying to gain and have been denied that status. It also doesn’t include tribes that no longer exist.

    Using the general term of Native Americans when trying to give a particular example of anything is wrong (e.g., beliefs, cosmology, political structure, language, art, religion, customs). It’s the equivalent of saying ‘Asian people think that….’. We know that one is wrong, and would call someone on it. So do the same for Native Americans. 

    p.s. Italians, the English, and Russians have more culture in common with each other than the Yaqui, the Iroquois, and the Kwakiutl do with each other. Take off the headdress (of whose tribe you don’t even know), and read a damn book.

     
     
  8. izzymusic:

Pork belly x @poeticartifacts @bomnid #nyc #pheonix #intangiblecollective #create (at Hop Devil Grill)

    izzymusic:

    Pork belly x @poeticartifacts @bomnid #nyc #pheonix #intangiblecollective #create (at Hop Devil Grill)

     
     
  9. The amazing and lovely Caroline Rothstein, with a video shot in my apartment.

     
     
  10. Balance.

    Relationships are like riding a bike. They require balance. Balance is not something that is natural, or effortless, requiring no attention. When you first learn to ride a bike, you are wobbly, and overcompensating in certain directions trying to find the right spot to keep and even ride. Eventually, you get the hang of it. The bikes natural tendency is not to remain upright, but we can through enough practice, maintain that balance with little work, yet constant attention. You never stop adjusting yourself, or the bike while riding, even though a lot of it is very minor shifts and moves, and many times almost unconscious. 

    This is how healthy relationships work. Only with both sides attempting to consciously (and sometimes intuitively) keep adjusting and balancing. When a relationship has developed where two people really get to understand each other, the balance gets adjusted before it gets out of control, and the adjustments don’t overcompensate for the amount off track it has gone, it’s just right.

    This has to be done continually however. There is never a time where a relationship can just coast by itself and remain upright. Be conscious of yourself and your partner. Keep making adjustments. If you are lucky, your relationship will seem effortless and graceful to those you pass by, and that, well that is part of the beauty of the journey you take together.

     
     
  11. anxiety is terrible, you could be having an attack and no one would even know because it’s an inward thing. it feels like you’re malfunctioning and you can’t process your own thoughts. you get a knot in your stomach and you can’t take a full breath but outwardly you can literally just sit there and look completely normal as long as no one tries to speak to you.

    (Source: patientlights)

     
     
  12. Tumblr, please do something for me.

    Whenever you hear someone say something along the lines of “Native Americans believed….”, just run away from them. Maybe kick them right before you do. There are 562 tribes federally recognized by the U.S. government. That doesn’t even count the dozens that have been trying to gain and have been denied that status. It also doesn’t include tribes that no longer exist.

    Using the general term of Native Americans when trying to give a particular example of anything is wrong (e.g., beliefs, cosmology, political structure, language, art, religion, customs). It’s the equivalent of saying ‘Asian people think that….’. We know that one is wrong, and would call someone on it. So do the same for Native Americans.

     
     
  13. Just got done packing for a week in Chicago. Going to get some much needed loving in with this one!!!

    Just got done packing for a week in Chicago. Going to get some much needed loving in with this one!!!

     
     
  14. giveintocaesar:

waweyn:

She just died like 17 times in that fight

ohdooly
Donnie Yen was one of my favorites… now he is alone in that category.

    giveintocaesar:

    waweyn:

    She just died like 17 times in that fight

    ohdooly

    Donnie Yen was one of my favorites… now he is alone in that category.

    (Source: loboculiao)

     
     
  15. AMAZING