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deep respect cub care jaguar

Hello, how are you doing?  I painted this deep respect cub care jaguar.  Thought you might like to see it. Deep respect cub care jaguar is craft paint on reclaimed product packaging card stock.  It’s based on a photo of a sculpture I saw online.  In the sculpture photo, I can see the Jaguar is… Read More »

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my feelings are valid

My feelings are valid, but that’s a newish realization.  I didn’t always know that.  I was looking at this art meme by western_nectar, feeling emotions roll around inside me. “You’ve got a lot of nerve not living up to the version of you in my head,” the hot lady says.  She is Black and thin,… Read More »

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pink affirmations

This is my new pink affirmations video.  Thank you to Ming for videographing.  Sweetheart, your help really helped. Unfortunately, the camera on my phone is pretty bad.  The picture jumps annoyingly!  But I think the sound is ok, and the love is true. Maybe one day I’ll have better equipment.  Meanwhile, here’s what we got. … Read More »

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emotional breakdown

“Why are you sad?” Ming asked.  We were pulled over by this off-roading area where people ride dirt bikes and dune buggies.  But they were far away and not too loud.  It was a good place to have an emotional breakdown. “I don’t know–am I sad?” I asked.  I was crying with my whole body,… Read More »

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ways to emotionally nurture

Ming is so good at caring for me.  Best spouse ever!  He listens, reads all my writing, enjoys my art.  I love how he cleans the kitchen at night so I can cook delicious foods all day.  Zero guilt tripping, zero passive aggressive fuckery.  I’ve definitely been partnered with people who were manipulative and had… Read More »

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power and emotions

Hey, gmorning.  I was thinking more about power and emotions.  I think about power a lot–who has it, who has less, how it got that way.  But mostly where to go from here. I see power relations under the surface everywhere, mostly not spoken about, but controlling much of what we do.  Performances of respect,… Read More »

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creative self-harm

I thought of a way to do creative self-harm.  I was flossing the other day–I’d been worried about my mouth health.  It’d been a while since I flossed, and I decided to give it a try. I talked kindly to myself, like–You can just floss part of your mouth, and then you can floss the… Read More »

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protein

Protein helps me feel more resilient.  My moods get less all over the place.  So I’m trying to eat more protein, but that isn’t always easy.  I’m mostly a vegetarian and gravitate toward carbs, fats, and veg. I don’t like protein powder–I would rather eat more what feels like real food.  Not to be rude… Read More »

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floating ass

“I better get dressed,” I said.  “Jeeze, ask me if I wanna go outside.” “Do you wanna go outside?” Ming asked. “No,” I said.   “But if this is my specified hour, I better get my ass out there.”  Summer in the desert means only the dawn hour is good for me to be outside. He… Read More »

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pain

“Oh hey, you blew my mind today.  When you told me that pain isn’t just to tell us that something’s wrong.”  I said this to Ming, as he was driving us home yesterday.  We’d just housesit for a friend then dropped off some mail at the post office. “Yeah?” Ming asked. “Yeah, I always thought… Read More »