the first two links in this mid week distraction are related to cancer. i have had several close & dear friends affected by this absolute asshole of a disease in the past few months. some have just been diagnosed, others are battling through chemo, and some have lost their loved ones to it – devastatingly, and swiftly.
my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer around this time 4 years ago. she is now thankfully in the clear, but it is a constant reminder of how there is just no rhyme and reason to life sometimes. i find that when i am struggling with something i read and listen to a lot of things related to that topic, so if you notice some possibly depressing articles popping up in the mid week distractions you’ll probably know why! i think it’s good to hear people’s stories, and keep distracting yourself. let’s do it.
Angelina Jolie writes about her decision to have her ovaries removed in a preventative surgery
a touching story about the choice to wear a wig or a scarf during chemo
play by play correspondence detailing how Talia & Josh fell in love over email (before they even met!)
“A trip to the Met can be very emotional. There are paintings there that just lift me off the ground. I feel buoyant.”
interactive exhibition of 30 endangered species
identity design that shows the ingredients in menu items
still really into barettes
a day in the life of a short-order breakfast cook
i should make this tonight
perfect if you liked the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack
new Death Cab for Cutie. it’s like i’m in my twenties again!