Tuesday, February 21, 2012

people's history

lately i've been thinking about my situation. well, actually, and truthfully. that's all i've been thinking about. heartbreak, is heart-breaking-aching. i get it now.  i'm frantically flopping back and forth between being hopeful for my future, to experiencing my heart dropping to the pit of my stomach repeatedly. 
i realize, that as humans, we can only control our actions and reactions. so i'm going to choose to be hopeful. or try, despite my heart's current entrapment on a roller coaster that i didn't want to be on in the first place. 

this shirt is a mild celebration of the fact, that i didn't think i was going to get to see my favorite band, because of school, but that now i'm going to! because they're coming to sacramento! yay! and the tickets are half the price that they would've been if i would've gone to see them in san francisco at the fillmore. it'll be about the, 11th time that i've seen them. which is kind of ridiculous. but they're a california band, and so sometimes i'd get to see them twice in one tour, within a couple month span.
i also found this skirt in my trunk. 

“TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. 
What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction. 
And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.” 
-Howard Zinn

cardigan:  target
shirt: delta spirit
skirt: thrifted
shoes:  asos


  1. Yikes that sounds so tough but great outlook on it & such a relevant quote by Zinn. You look darling btw- love the ban shirt paired w/ a cute girly skirt. What is the name of that band? &
    thank you for your sweet comments- both were great thrift finds.

  2. I love that skirt, i'm very fond of tshirts with pretty skirts, I do it a lot since I don't wear pants that often. Also I hope you feel better and your heart doesn't drop too low into your stomach, I know how horrible that can feel. But congratulations on seeing your favorite bands! :)


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