Thoughts By Clara - a scratchpad

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou.
Lee Brice – I Don't Dance (865 plays)

leejax:

I Don’t Dance" - Lee Brice

I don’t dance, but here I am
Spinning you around and around in circles
It ain’t my style, but I don’t care
I’d do anything with you anywhere.

#fbinternsummerfest (at Facebook HQ)

#fbinternsummerfest (at Facebook HQ)

there might not be skylines but there’s this. (at Shoreline Park, Mountain View)

there might not be skylines but there’s this. (at Shoreline Park, Mountain View)

delirioamoroso:

I know I was a lot of things
But I am good and I am grounded
Davy says that I look taller
I can’t get my head around it
I keep feeling smaller and smaller

The National – Conversation 16 (8,953 plays)

alternativealley:

Conversation 16 // The National

"You’re the only thing I ever want anymore."

(Source: justbecharming)

this kid  (at Central Kitchen)

this kid (at Central Kitchen)

Everyone has a love story.

I’ve been talking to people about their stories - their narratives of their present life. I’ve been trying to figure out what the threads of life people choose to bring up. There are so many things that happen to each of us everyday - we could talk about our family, our job, our friends, our home, our spaces - but I wanted to know what people want talk about. I asked -  what do people consider to as the defining parts of their current life?

I realized - perhaps unsurprisingly - that everyone has a love story - a story rich and deep in its own narrative, full of beautiful and ugly words and a novel for the ages.

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just two of the most powerful women in America taking the stage at Facebook today #sheryl #hillary (at Hacker Square)

just two of the most powerful women in America taking the stage at Facebook today #sheryl #hillary (at Hacker Square)

brunching with the best. (at Kitchen Story)

brunching with the best. (at Kitchen Story)

observation

men in my life complain that the lack of women interested in them means they’re constantly sexually frustrated and this is a great source of unhappiness and maybe even loneliness.

women attribute the lack of men interested in them to their lack of value as human beings and females.

I wonder why women are so often portrayed as “needy” and where that came from?

must be genetics.

South Bay bike trails (at Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve)

South Bay bike trails (at Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve)

Let's not conflate hookup culture and sexual liberation.

Let’s not conflate hookup culture and sexual liberation. They are very different concepts - liberation is about personal agency and freedom. Hookup culture often manifests itself in power dynamics that further oppresses and forces the hand of the more emotionally vulnerable party to do things that actually make that party unhappier. It’s also a  culture that intentionally blurs the line between consensual and nonconsensual sex and places itself almost directly opposed to clear and open communication. 

Social oppression is still oppression.

wonderful insta moleskine + a postcard from @dreamynomad - feeling productive ^.^ (at Instagram HQ)

wonderful insta moleskine + a postcard from @dreamynomad - feeling productive ^.^ (at Instagram HQ)

these people <3 #tbt

these people <3 #tbt