A wild Bohs hiding in her pillows and air conditioning (captured by an Instagramless soul / ghost). 👻🌿
INT. DANCE FLOOR - NIGHT
Shades of East LA.
When the creative bits of your noggin go to bed just as you need ‘em most. 🎥
A segment from today’s reflective #NevermoreBernadette writing session. 📝 “The first time I realized what it meant to nurture a personal escape was at the age of six. My mom had a horse Rocky, a pony Moe and goat Linnea. All three provided her an escape from all the stresses transpiring in life. “Can I come with?” I’d ask her night after night as we ventured across the long plot of land between our house and the barn to feed and tuck those three in for the night. I can’t recall how helpful I was - I suspect I was just a warm body that did some petting rather than actual help - but being able to witness my mom light up in her special spot away from the rest of the world was so special and is hands down the main reason I am able to find my own personal escapes no matter what environment I find myself.
One of the perks of being an adult is having a lot more of the details about all that was transpiring during our time with these precious friends. Further proof of just how therapeutic these animals were for not only my Mom but for my kindergarten-aged self and third-grade-aged brother.
It may sound obvious, maybe even silly, but I’ve done more reflection-of-life than ever before as I near the late years of my twenties and start to recognize the roots of my being - both the positive and negative kind(s). Small moments somehow seem larger and more layered because I have started to accumulate life now and can pinpoint patterns, lessons and ways in which I can grow further. Small moments like feeding and maintaining Linnea now give witness to why I spend at least one day a week escaping without an agenda (usually somewhere without cell/internet service). It’s my way of keeping control over my time which only grows in importance as I grow.
I used to think I was attracted to mindlessly looking, however now I realize I’m just remembering how powerful, attainable and simple it is to self-medicate often (like having to tuck a barnyard full of animals in every single day).”
Cannot wipe the goosebumps off my body. What a magical goddess. 🔮 #PerfumeGenius
Serving Crayola Kween realness for tonight’s leading witch: #PerfumeGenius. 🎨