Apr. 4th, 2017

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Please. Let me say this again. Late-40′s is not old age. It is not amazing/impressive/noteworthy that your OTP still wants each other in their late-40s. I wouldn’t even write how lovely it is that they still want each other in their late-80s. You know why? Because they wouldn’t think that. No one thinks, “Look at me, still having a libido/being in love/drinking wine/dancing/having sex!” because you are who you are no matter how old you are. You know what they do think? They think, “How the hell can I be 40/50/60/70/80 when I still feel like I’m 20?” All it says when you write that is that you’re younger than the age you’re declaring to be exceptional-under-the-circumstances. No one older than you needs to be recognized for still doing the things they were doing before you were born.

Word.

The Truth

Preach.

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Do you know who’s ridiculously cool? Fran freakin’ Hamerstrom, first lady in the Wisconsin DNR, only lady to study under Aldo Leopold, “father of ecology” and general goddess of raptors and prairie chickens

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Please. Let me say this again. Late-40′s is not old age. It is not amazing/impressive/noteworthy that your OTP still wants each other in their late-40s. I wouldn’t even write how lovely it is that they still want each other in their late-80s. You know why? Because they wouldn’t think that. No one thinks, “Look at me, still having a libido/being in love/drinking wine/dancing/having sex!” because you are who you are no matter how old you are. You know what they do think? They think, “How the hell can I be 40/50/60/70/80 when I still feel like I’m 20?” All it says when you write that is that you’re younger than the age you’re declaring to be exceptional-under-the-circumstances. No one older than you needs to be recognized for still doing the things they were doing before you were born.

Word.

The Truth

Preach.

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My dog and my bunny were playing in the back yard and I thought other people might enjoy watching as much as me

Please watch this video

This is one of the most magical things I have ever seen

That bun thinks it’s a doggo

My favorite thing about bunz is that they express joy by leaping around. That’s a happy bun.

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diasporika:

Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ in Yiddish, by klezmer musician Daniel Kahn

can I just say, I love this version so much not just because it’s beautiful in its own right (it is), but because it’s such a good translation? it’s by no means an exact translation, but a lot of times when I see translated music, people strive to be as close to exact as possible, and what’s so great is that Daniel Kahn doesn’t do that. he doesn’t have to–he’s coming from the same background as Leonard Cohen, he understands all of the religious allusions as well as the uniquely Jewish viewpoint behind them. so he allows himself to stray from the literal words, and having that freedom actually makes his translation (and re-translation) more authentic because it has the same nuance and underlying meaning as the original.

which I think is especially poignant for Hallelujah, because a lot of Christian artists have covered this song and totally changed or eliminated the most explicitly Jewish verse–the one that references “the name”–in favor of one that describes the explicitly Christian “holy dove/ghost/spirit.” which sucks because and it’s a really powerful verse, and I think putting it back into its original context, and then translating it into and then back from Yiddish makes it even more powerful.

This is stunning.

ref. the 1984 lyrics

(i prefer this version too; the act of profound surrender in that second quoted verse below).

You say I took the name in vain
I don’t even know the name
But if I did, well really, what’s it to you?
There’s a blaze of light
In every word
It doesn’t matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Chorus

I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you
And even though
It all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

This is … absolutely breathtaking.

*scrubs at tears*

reblogging again because it’s just that amazing

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Today is Equal Pay Day, the symbolic date representing how far into the year women have to work in order to catch up to what men were paid by the end of last year—and that date is even later for women of color.

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