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Moving Day

They stood in the doorway of the bungalow they’d shared for almost three years and hugged. Some friends who were there to see them off snapped a photo, so that’s how he remembered that moment - their silhouettes, backlit and a little timid, leaning into each other for support. And then they got in their car and drove east.

LA It Ain’t

Moving is hard.

You look around and think “This isn’t that much stuff.”

Then you start putting it into boxes and think, “Maybe this is a lot of stuff.”

Once you get it on the truck, you think, “Wow, this all fits into one truck. That’s really not that much stuff.”

And then suddenly you’ve moved from Los Angeles to Charlotte. And you think, “This isn’t that different.”

Or ain’t it?

If you needed any more proof that we’re culture teetering on the edge of being both bereft of dignity AND imagination…well, look no further.
atlanticinfocus:

From May Day Around the World, one of 40 photos. A police lieutenant swings his baton at an Occupy Wall Street activist on May 1, 2012 in New York. Hundreds of activists with a variety of causes spread out over New York City Tuesday on International Workers Day, or May Day, with Occupy Wall Street members leading a charge against financial institutions. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

atlanticinfocus:

From May Day Around the World, one of 40 photos. A police lieutenant swings his baton at an Occupy Wall Street activist on May 1, 2012 in New York. Hundreds of activists with a variety of causes spread out over New York City Tuesday on International Workers Day, or May Day, with Occupy Wall Street members leading a charge against financial institutions. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Photo courtesy of BoingBoing.

Photo courtesy of BoingBoing.

May Day protests in Downtown LA (photo courtesy of BlogDowntown).

May Day protests in Downtown LA (photo courtesy of BlogDowntown).

When sheltered young people from the Westside of Los Angeles try to assert that their experiences are in any way universal, I’m all like…