Fragmented Sculptures Convey Powerful Strength
This striking collection of contemporary sculptures is filled with a powerful strength conveyed through dramatic gestures and unique forms. Entitled Edge Sculpture, the collection was designed and sculpted by Matt Buckley, the Creative Director of Robert Harrop Designs. The series includes a variety of animals, humans, and mythical creatures ranging from a Cobra to a penguin, a dragon, a unicorn, and a warrior.
This made my day. I didn’t get my puppy from a farm. I got him from this wonderful old couple who contacted me out of the blue cause I had failed to send them photos and updates. From Craigslist even!!! Turned out to be perfect and I hope they contact me again :)
Knowing your child is different. It’s hard to not run from that. You think what could I have done differently. Is this me? Did I do this? I have gone through my own acceptance phase. On knowing my child. Sometimes I feel like I’m encountering a stranger. The way his brain works, trying to find the way to communicate. That’s difficult. I want to enforce myself onto him. I want results. But results when? How can I expect immediate results when he even notices he’s different. That’s the hardest. When Grey clearly sees he’s not acting like the other kids. He fights with himself. He lashes out cause he doesn’t understand. I need to find his rhythm. I need to be able to help him cope. I also need to stop trying to control what I can’t. I can’t hide from this. I have to accept it. My child is autistic. That is all.
Always morning. Coffee and my cigarette. Or five or six cigarettes.
Abby found a guy who owns 371 board games. That’s a dedication these roommates want to meet. So she messaged him to see if he needs new gaming people. Turns out he was super friendly about the whole thing and we are planning this Saturday to meet dude. Totes excited for new gaming people!!! I’ll show you a picture of our games soon. We feel pretty massive with our over a hundred games.
Really I hide from my big emotions. Cause they are so wild and tumultuous. I run. I run run run. I still ran but then I stopped. I talked to HIM (as my friend stated He Who Must Not Be Named) and told him what I felt, what I wanted and how tired I was for settling. He couldn’t give me what I wanted. So I told him I couldn’t be his friend and I was done. Felt so good. Felt so freeing to say it. Wish I could have said it to his face, that will be another time with another guy and a new fear. But I wasn’t hurt. It didn’t crush me. And finally removing myself felt so good. Still eating healthy. Feeling really good. Walking. Need to walk Ludo but anyways I’m moving in a better direction.
Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes
For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.
It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it’s designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they’re from, an equal start in life.
The maternity package - a gift from the government - is available to all expectant mothers.
It contains bodysuits, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, bathing products for the baby, as well as nappies, bedding and a small mattress.
With the mattress in the bottom, the box becomes a baby’s first bed. Many children, from all social backgrounds, have their first naps within the safety of the box’s four cardboard walls.
Mothers have a choice between taking the box, or a cash grant, currently set at 140 euros, but 95% opt for the box as it’s worth much more.
The tradition dates back to 1938. To begin with, the scheme was only available to families on low incomes, but that changed in 1949.
Socialism at work.
I would rather my tax money pay for this than drone missiles.