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Surrounded by abundance in every direction today! 🙏🏽
So much love. 
So much land. 
So much water.
So much REAL FOOD. 
Isn’t this what we’re here for? ⚡️
⚡️ 🎶🌿brunch on the bridge🌿🎶
brought to you in part by the most insanely talented, wildly creative crew at @juicybrew cafe! 🤙🏽
Surrounded by abundance in every direction today! 🙏🏽 So much love. So much land. So much water. So much REAL FOOD. Isn’t this what we’re here for? ⚡️ ⚡️ 🎶🌿brunch on the bridge🌿🎶 brought to you in part by the most insanely talented, wildly creative crew at @juicybrew cafe! 🤙🏽
“Place- and community-based education has much in common with other contemporary efforts to link schools more firmly to their communities—efforts such as civic education, contextual education, service learning, environmental education, and workplace education. We have chosen to hang our hats on place- and community-based education because it is the only term that allows for the inclusion of both the human and the more-than-human, something we believe is essential if educators are to help students grapple with the messy and cross-disciplinary nature of humankind’s current dilemmas.” - Gregory A. Smith ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏼✊🏿🤞🏽🧠🌿
“Place- and community-based education has much in common with other contemporary efforts to link schools more firmly to their communities—efforts such as civic education, contextual education, service learning, environmental education, and workplace education. We have chosen to hang our hats on place- and community-based education because it is the only term that allows for the inclusion of both the human and the more-than-human, something we believe is essential if educators are to help students grapple with the messy and cross-disciplinary nature of humankind’s current dilemmas.” - Gregory A. Smith ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏼✊🏿🤞🏽🧠🌿
🎶let’s talk about sex, BAY-be🎶 
@papererin making a special guest appearance in my imagination tonight 👌🏽
🎶let’s talk about sex, BAY-be🎶 @papererin making a special guest appearance in my imagination tonight 👌🏽
🧚🏽‍♀️🦄
🧚🏽‍♀️🦄
“It is about what you feel -
what you do...
how you choose to present yourself when the situation requires you.
It is about what you are looking for - 
what you search for.
It is not about fulfillment - but more...
what is it that is missing? 
How do you improve?
How do you progress?
Are you searching?
It is about the mind - how it grows progressively...
what do you feed it? 
how do you cultivate the mind? 
It is about the galaxies, the stars...
but not so much about the moon, as much as it is about you. 
It is about choices, much as it is about decisions...
but it is also about the bravery and the strength to make those things come to fruition.
What is it you are searching for?
It is about a pause. 
A break. 
A - interruption in the transmission...
a stop in the space-time continuum...
a choice that you will always make...
a moment in being when you realize -
that YOU are what you are searching for. 
So I will ask you:
what is it you are searching for? 
It is about infinite tomorrows - but it is also about yesterday, and how the past repeats itself...
How will you choose to repeat yourself in their lives?
It is about now. 
It is about then. 
What is it you are searching for?
Is it the now?
Is it the no?
Is it the yes?
Is it the subsequent ‘I. Love. You.’ that you need?
What is it you are searching for?
What is it you are searching for?
What is it you are searching for?”
“It is about what you feel - what you do... how you choose to present yourself when the situation requires you. It is about what you are looking for - what you search for. It is not about fulfillment - but more... what is it that is missing? How do you improve? How do you progress? Are you searching? It is about the mind - how it grows progressively... what do you feed it? how do you cultivate the mind? It is about the galaxies, the stars... but not so much about the moon, as much as it is about you. It is about choices, much as it is about decisions... but it is also about the bravery and the strength to make those things come to fruition. What is it you are searching for? It is about a pause. A break. A - interruption in the transmission... a stop in the space-time continuum... a choice that you will always make... a moment in being when you realize - that YOU are what you are searching for. So I will ask you: what is it you are searching for? It is about infinite tomorrows - but it is also about yesterday, and how the past repeats itself... How will you choose to repeat yourself in their lives? It is about now. It is about then. What is it you are searching for? Is it the now? Is it the no? Is it the yes? Is it the subsequent ‘I. Love. You.’ that you need? What is it you are searching for? What is it you are searching for? What is it you are searching for?”
we left it all out on the field...
we left it all out on the field...
SHE: I could write a reallllly lengthy post, filled with 100+ inside jokes about how much I adore this woman. Wifey! The fact that she holds the keys to ME - that I all-too-often offer up to the unfit world - in a safe, warm place. How I can count on her to real-talk me & hold up a mirror - offering me vital insight into myself. How she inspires me to make better decisions on my own behalf. How in awe I constantly am of her rawness, her vulnerability & the way she balances the WEIGHT of a FULL, juicy, ambitious, sometimes turbulent LIFE with the flow of spirit, laughter, self-reflection & investigative consciousness. Her sense of self - ever evolving. Warrior. I’m grateful. I’m so. fucking. grateful I found you. Thanks for walking the labyrinth with me, friend.🌀
SHE: I could write a reallllly lengthy post, filled with 100+ inside jokes about how much I adore this woman. Wifey! The fact that she holds the keys to ME - that I all-too-often offer up to the unfit world - in a safe, warm place. How I can count on her to real-talk me & hold up a mirror - offering me vital insight into myself. How she inspires me to make better decisions on my own behalf. How in awe I constantly am of her rawness, her vulnerability & the way she balances the WEIGHT of a FULL, juicy, ambitious, sometimes turbulent LIFE with the flow of spirit, laughter, self-reflection & investigative consciousness. Her sense of self - ever evolving. Warrior. I’m grateful. I’m so. fucking. grateful I found you. Thanks for walking the labyrinth with me, friend.🌀
gimme this day ~my daily bread~ 🙌🏽
gimme this day ~my daily bread~ 🙌🏽
Doesn’t it all come from fire?
Doesn’t it all come from fire?
🎶 if I can’t change the weather... maybe I can change your mind 🎶
🎶 if I can’t change the weather... maybe I can change your mind 🎶
What else is happening besides this right now? Nothing to few. All night glow parties to some. That volcano going off in “the state” of Hawai’i to most. The few are those who have been displaced. Directly touched, humbled and/or ravaged by Pele. The reason we made our way over to Big Island last weekend. The some are the ones still breathing the thick, jagged air, but haven’t lost as much, or have had the luxury of a solid moment to form a clear thought about what this means to their world as they know it. Heads up, these are also the ones who, if you’re curious enough, will share “the best spot to see her flow” with you. I still haven’t decided how I feel about this part? Sooner or later anything this mesmerizing turns into a chance to make a dollar or a friend I suppose? Aren’t we all reaching for relevancy? The most is... well, let’s be real - the most included me 2 1/2 years ago. Before this place adjusted me. Like Hawai’i, and all that works together in synchronicity to make this place so sacred, is serving as the best chiropractor I’ve ever been to. They say that if your spine is healthy, everything can function properly. This stack of bones resting on spongey cartilage discs don’t exist for nothing. I just want to sit for longer than 15 minutes without feeling a fire in my lower back. Maybe that’s why I can’t seem to sit still? At any rate: nothing else is really happening besides this. I consoled a friend today after she experienced a marathon of not-so-pleasant experiences, “I kind of just think the whole world is on fire right now.” I think it’s just that only those who choose to see it, feel it.
What else is happening besides this right now? Nothing to few. All night glow parties to some. That volcano going off in “the state” of Hawai’i to most. The few are those who have been displaced. Directly touched, humbled and/or ravaged by Pele. The reason we made our way over to Big Island last weekend. The some are the ones still breathing the thick, jagged air, but haven’t lost as much, or have had the luxury of a solid moment to form a clear thought about what this means to their world as they know it. Heads up, these are also the ones who, if you’re curious enough, will share “the best spot to see her flow” with you. I still haven’t decided how I feel about this part? Sooner or later anything this mesmerizing turns into a chance to make a dollar or a friend I suppose? Aren’t we all reaching for relevancy? The most is... well, let’s be real - the most included me 2 1/2 years ago. Before this place adjusted me. Like Hawai’i, and all that works together in synchronicity to make this place so sacred, is serving as the best chiropractor I’ve ever been to. They say that if your spine is healthy, everything can function properly. This stack of bones resting on spongey cartilage discs don’t exist for nothing. I just want to sit for longer than 15 minutes without feeling a fire in my lower back. Maybe that’s why I can’t seem to sit still? At any rate: nothing else is really happening besides this. I consoled a friend today after she experienced a marathon of not-so-pleasant experiences, “I kind of just think the whole world is on fire right now.” I think it’s just that only those who choose to see it, feel it.
MORE GOOD NEWS 🤞🏽💆🏻‍♀️
MORE GOOD NEWS 🤞🏽💆🏻‍♀️
I spent the morning nerding out with my plant-friends, Michelle & Chris, from @tantalusbotanicals! They toured me through their century old property, where they inherited, grow, & process a special variety of Yerba Mate planted by Native Hawaiians many, many years ago. Also pictured are Reishi mushrooms Chris is growing, as well as other mushrooms he uses as media for a compilation he’s working on now. Witnessing these two pursue their careers as well as tend to & restore the land they live on, keeps me hopeful for humanity! Also: for my future bae! 🤪🤞🏽🧠🌿🌱
I spent the morning nerding out with my plant-friends, Michelle & Chris, from @tantalusbotanicals! They toured me through their century old property, where they inherited, grow, & process a special variety of Yerba Mate planted by Native Hawaiians many, many years ago. Also pictured are Reishi mushrooms Chris is growing, as well as other mushrooms he uses as media for a compilation he’s working on now. Witnessing these two pursue their careers as well as tend to & restore the land they live on, keeps me hopeful for humanity! Also: for my future bae! 🤪🤞🏽🧠🌿🌱
sweet bb’s 
vast & brilliant 
always gushing 💕
sweet bb’s vast & brilliant always gushing 💕
On Monday, my sweet (sometimes really sassy) friend Susie left her body. I could write a book filled with isms & one-liners that she called on, basically trademarked, usually while “holding court” in the cafe at breakfast time with all of us farmers. I’ve never been close with someone who had been diagnosed schizophrenic before Susie. Through my relationship with her I learned a great deal about humans living with mental illness. She quite honestly changed the way I interact with the world. I found her to be one of the most fascinating, hilarious people I’ve ever met. This woman had a way of intellectually describing her feelings, even psychosis, that helped you understand exactly how she navigated it. Granted, there were times in our conversations where you had to untangle your truth from Susie’s truth, or take a moment to ponder the accuracy of her latest insult, but to me, this is what made her so wonderful. The amount of grace that I was willing & able to extend to her — the way we would full-on belly laugh until we cried about the most silly of things. How she would cut in front of any social norm or ideology - I wish for more of this in all my relationships. We hold each other to these insatiable standards & spend far too much time being bummed out because someone should “know better”. I feel like I’m kind of calling on Ram Dass’ quote about turning people into trees here - (which if you haven’t read, google now) - but in honor of Susie, I’m going to actively work on granting more people the same love & understanding that I would afford her. I mean... after all, we all land somewhere on the spectrum, right?
On Monday, my sweet (sometimes really sassy) friend Susie left her body. I could write a book filled with isms & one-liners that she called on, basically trademarked, usually while “holding court” in the cafe at breakfast time with all of us farmers. I’ve never been close with someone who had been diagnosed schizophrenic before Susie. Through my relationship with her I learned a great deal about humans living with mental illness. She quite honestly changed the way I interact with the world. I found her to be one of the most fascinating, hilarious people I’ve ever met. This woman had a way of intellectually describing her feelings, even psychosis, that helped you understand exactly how she navigated it. Granted, there were times in our conversations where you had to untangle your truth from Susie’s truth, or take a moment to ponder the accuracy of her latest insult, but to me, this is what made her so wonderful. The amount of grace that I was willing & able to extend to her — the way we would full-on belly laugh until we cried about the most silly of things. How she would cut in front of any social norm or ideology - I wish for more of this in all my relationships. We hold each other to these insatiable standards & spend far too much time being bummed out because someone should “know better”. I feel like I’m kind of calling on Ram Dass’ quote about turning people into trees here - (which if you haven’t read, google now) - but in honor of Susie, I’m going to actively work on granting more people the same love & understanding that I would afford her. I mean... after all, we all land somewhere on the spectrum, right?
what do we really do with all the memories we accumulate? all the relationships we shelf?
lately i’ve been blowing the dust off of some of my most treasured... this photo is of myself & a man who taught me about grace & forgiveness. in the most profound of ways. what a gift he is to all of us. ⚡️⚡️⚡️
what do we really do with all the memories we accumulate? all the relationships we shelf? lately i’ve been blowing the dust off of some of my most treasured... this photo is of myself & a man who taught me about grace & forgiveness. in the most profound of ways. what a gift he is to all of us. ⚡️⚡️⚡️
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my first mate! 🎶My milky-white, chain-smoking, soft-bodied, city bitch 🎶
My soulmate, my ace, my low-yield harvester, my KWEEN — you’ve seen me at my absolute worst & fully support me at my best. I’ve never felt more like myself around another human. So grateful Mr. Williams class & our desire to make extremely weird art & wear obscure clothing brought us together 16 years ago ! 
I wish I could squeeze you & tackle you to the ground today 😍🤗💩
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my first mate! 🎶My milky-white, chain-smoking, soft-bodied, city bitch 🎶 My soulmate, my ace, my low-yield harvester, my KWEEN — you’ve seen me at my absolute worst & fully support me at my best. I’ve never felt more like myself around another human. So grateful Mr. Williams class & our desire to make extremely weird art & wear obscure clothing brought us together 16 years ago ! I wish I could squeeze you & tackle you to the ground today 😍🤗💩