Here’s one for the Days of the Guardian Trilogy.
Paramore’s new album, After Laughter, is out now! Check out Paramore.
“You say that a lot.”
“I feel it a lot.”
-Turtles All The Way Down, by John Green
Ever wonder what it’s like to live with a debilitating mental problem? Or do you not have to wonder because you do it every day? Or does this describe someone close to you—a friend or a family member? Then this is the book for you and you and you.
It’s a given that John Green is one of the best writers of YA fiction, like, ever. This book is great. And I’ll always recommend that everyone read it, because reading, after all, opens one up to worlds they’ve never seen and has the power to change readers into more empathetic people. It’s true—there’s been studies. But I’ll be honest, unless you struggle yourself, you may never truly understand what it’s like to live with mental illness. That’s not John Green’s fault. He agrees with me. Aza Holmes’ mother doesn’t understand. Her best friend doesn’t understand. Even her therapist doesn’t really understand. The scene that explains the title of the book embraces that unanswerable mystery. Mental illness, like pain, grief, faith, and beauty, aren’t something you “understand.” They just are.
Enough philosophy. Read this book. Read about Aza Holmes. And her mother. And Daisy. And Davis.
You might know them already.
Kick back with the middle-class rap hero from Maine, Spose.
Good luck with your life…
Be a hero. -D. Marie, The Red Cloak
Christmas with banjos and sweet vocals? Yes, please.
The Oh Hellos new album, NOTOS is out now. Treat yourself.
Hoping you and yours have a very happy holiday,
It is all for the bright!
Matisyahu’s new album, “Undercurrent” is available now.
Here’s a pic I took when I saw Matusyahu live at Stubb’s in Austin, Texas in 2015. Fantastic show. Longest arms ever, no selfie stick necessary. Sweet dude. He took pics with everyone.
I sing the same songs over and over
I’m so high, I have to say I’m not sober
When I collapse
I’ll leave a big, black hole
Then what becomes
Of my soul?
Go, go away
Bright morning sun
In the day
I’m no one
In the night
I shine so far
In the dark
I’m a star
-Excerpt of the poem “Lament Of A Star” from The Shorter Things Collection
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