jersey shorts and
to mimic the wind’s whispers and
groaning with lust and
bubbling with foam,
carrying the dead far from home.
Visiting the House of Cards Homeland
Even though we headed a few hours north for a weekend in DC, Tony whipped out his North Carolina accent to do his best Frank Underwood impression, “secretly” narrating our trip.
DC feels like home to me more than the town wherein I currently reside. It’s fast paced. You fear for your life while driving sometimes. And there are so many tourists there from all over the world that you think to yourself, “Wow, this place isn’t only important to us; it’s important to the world.”
I stopped asking other tourists to take my picture years ago, because they never turned out fantastic. It’s like most of the tourists had never used a camera before (which makes me wonder how all of their pictures turn out…). But I’m always really excited when other tourists ask me to take their photos. I’ll squat down, contort my body to get the perfect angle, assured in the fact that my photo of them will be one that they can actually frame.
Because we’ve been there many times before, it was nice to skip the main attractions and hit up places like the conservatory and art museums.
Everyone would go to conservatories if they all had fog machines.
Much flat. Very art.
We went to the Capitol, Conservatory, Hirshhorn Museum, and National Gallery of Art. With very little walking, we explored DC for six hours before getting exhausted. If you’re in the area, I’d recommend visiting one, if not all, of these buildings to enrich your day.
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Do I stay or do I go?
In the beginning, I thought that getting a tumblr to expose others to my writing would be a good idea, but I’m just not sure anymore. My audience has nothing in common, and I honestly can’t say I know what you guys want or expect. Fairly certain that very few are regular readers even though I have over 4K followers. So it’s somewhat disheartening.
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sometimes irony is beautiful like
when it’s in a fitted black blazer and a
mauve dress shirt,
top button undone,
exuding relaxed class,
eyes singing under red windswept hair,
cordially waving to a stranger like myself as it
rolled past me on a skateboard.
You are the mold that
I want to pour the
Concrete of my
Even though I know all the color
From my face is gone,
All the life in my eyes, murdered,
I can’t help but feel like
You’re making me blush.
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Lilac & Lavender
Purple pastels wiped across her nose
And tinsel mixed among her hair.
Cat paws kneeding at her belly,
And packages sitting in her favorite chair.
I quit drinking coffee years ago,
Because when she wakes up,
I can hear her sing through the hole in the
Wall we share.
She sings until the bun resting on her head is
And her melodies float me into a dream
Where I live without a care.
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I don’t know if I can
Drive between these
Lines any longer.
I’ve already been
Convicted of thousands
DUI’s, because you
Haze my judgement and
Blind my eyes.
He breaks me, He breaks me not
Have you ever
Had your heart
Though you didn’t
In the first place?
How to Cope with a Panic Attack
I asked my followers this question, and their answers helped me so much that I had to share their advice.
Everyone will have some form of mental breakdown in their life, so there should be no embarrassment when it does happen. Don’t fear the attack! Or else the panic will only multiply.
Run! The key is to remove yourself from whatever upset you so much in the first place. Listen to white noise sounds like rain or the ocean. Create a safe place in your mind that you can retreat to during your panic attack.
Get comfy! This might mean isolating yourself in somewhere that is safe, whether that is in a fort of pillow or wrapped in a cocoon of blankets.
Focus! Not on whatever started the panic attack. Breathe in for seven beats and out for eleven. Ball up your fists one at a time, rhythmically. Focus on zoning in on one of your senses (in the case of touch, focus on the texture of the clothes you’re wearing). Reminding yourself of your senses will prevent you from having an out-of-body panic experience.
It will pass! No matter how long you think the attack has lasted, it will end (and it won’t be in death). Don’t rush yourself in calming down as this will likely lead to worsening matters.
Medicate! If these steps aren’t helping enough, a last resort is medication. Xanax is great for calming down.
Know your weaknesses! Know what you have to do to keep yourself healthy. If that means exercising, eating more than just ramen, and sleeping for longer, then do it! Wearing yourself thin will only make you more susceptible to breaking down emotionally.