Perhaps the secret of living well is not in having all the answers but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company.

Rachel Naomi Remen

stream ark life's debut album because they're the best.

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Waking up every day just a little bit changed / As it breaks over us like waves

Field Report // Home (Leave the Lights On)

Chris Porterfield, you’re a genius.

Throw your heart to me / Let it fall and hit the ground

Years and Years // Eyes Shut

This is a really good song for dancing around your brand-new studio apartment (!) pantless. 

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the love cook

Let me cook you some dinner.
Sit down and take off your shoes
and socks and in fact the rest
of your clothes, have a daiquiri,
turn on some music and dance
around the house, inside and out,
it’s night and the neighbors
are sleeping, those dolts, and
the stars are shining bright,
and I’ve got the burners lit
for you, you hungry thing.

[Ron Padgett]

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I found me a hopeless case, and resolve to love.

San Fermin // Sonkick

I mean, HOLY SHIT. I’m getting Typhoon-level goosebumps over here.

This is a song about somebody else / So don’t worry yourself, worry yourself

Fink // Looking Too Closely

Fin Greenall makes some seriously lovely music.

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I am trying to see things in perspective. My dog wants a bite of my peanut butter chocolate chip bagel. I know she cannot have this, because chocolate makes dogs very sick. My dog does not understand this. She pouts and wraps herself around my leg like a scarf and purrs and tries to convince me to give her just a tiny bit. When I do not give in, she eventually gives up and lays in the corner, under the piano, drooping and sad. I hope the universe has my best interest in mind like I have my dog’s. When I want something with my whole being, and the universe withholds it from me, I hope the universe thinks to herself: "Silly girl. She thinks this is what she wants, but she does not understand how it will hurt.

Blythe Baird

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this ages and ages tiny desk concert will make you very happy.

If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty of lives and whole towns destroyed or about to be. We are not wise, and not very often kind. And much can never be redeemed. Still life has some possibility left. Perhaps this is its way of fighting back, that sometimes something happened better than all the riches or power in the world. It could be anything, but very likely you notice it in the instant when love begins. Anyway, that’s often the case. Anyway, whatever it is, don’t be afraid of its plenty. Joy is not made to be a crumb.

Mary Oliver, Don’t Hesitate (from Swan: Poems and Prose Poems)

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Every question’s loaded; every answer is too / It shouldn’t be this hard to talk to you

Donovan Woods & Robyn Dell’Unto // It Just Got Weird

Donovan Woods cannot write a bad song.