That to me is the teaching of grief. I came to discover that grief is not sadness. Grief is love. Grief is a felt experience of love for something lost or that we are losing. That is an incredibly powerful doorway. I think we all carry that abiding ocean of love for the miracle of our world. And if, on a collective level, we could grieve together and rediscover that deeper part of our collective psyche, then healing the symptoms of that disconnect could happen much faster than we imagine. (via An Abiding Ocean of Love: A Conversation with Artist Chris Jordan | Center for Ecoliteracy)
Dear prospective bird owner:
So you see us in the pet store or online. Or your friend has a bird. And we look reaaaally cute. It’s true. We’re amazing. But before you start planning our weddings and picking out china, you’ve gotta know a few things about parrots. The basic gist is that we’re not really pets—we’re wild animals. But it’s easier to show than tell, right? Let’s dive in.
1. A bunch of us don’t talk. Sorry.
2. We will poop on your floors. We will poop on your clothes. Sometimes we’ll eat your clothes first, and then we’ll poop on them. We’re not really interested in being trained to go outside like dogs (we’ll fly away, silly), and litter boxes are for actual pets, like cats.
3. What’s yours is ours. What’s ours is ours. We will destroy your stuff for the sole reason that it gives us something to do (we’re super intelligent and need LOTS of stimulation; did we tell you that?). We’re told this is totally cute when it’s something you don’t care about. Apparently less amusing when it’s your social security card? Whatever; we don’t care.
As part of her mission to make New Yorkers safer on their streets, Sadik-Khan enlisted Pentagram to redesign the [NYC street] signs earlier this year. On Monday, the team was joined by city officials in unveiling the fruits of the collaboration in Midtown, where the first new signs are installed. Over the next few months, 6,300 old signs will be swapped for the new. “The days of puzzled parkers trying to make sense of our Midtown signs are over,” said Garodnick, who is describedsomewhat hilariously in a DoT statement as a “longtime supporter of syntactic clarity.”
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