Author: xiomamusic


  • my little brother || lyrics

    I distinctly remember the impossibility I felt as a child that I/we would ever be anything other than kids. It seemed impossible that my siblings would have their own family, or that our priorities would shift, or that we would have real responsibilities. That we would get jobs. Or not live in the same house. […]

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  • what if

    what if you don’t know all the facts?

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  • if you don’t break your ropes while you’re alive…

    “Friend? hope for the Guest while you are alive.Jump into experience while you are alive!Think… and think… while you are alive.What you call “salvation” belongs to the time            before death. If you don’t break your ropes while you’re alive,do you think ghosts will do it after? The idea that the […]

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  • dignity

    “…I think part of what she is getting at is this: dignity is not based on scarcity. And dignity is something that is very hard to claim for yourself and particularly easy to offer to someone else. And if people are worried about beauty in the sense of high heels or in the sense of, […]

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  • value

    I do not like the word value. Mostly because of its connotations. “Value menu” is one. (which just feels like such a weird name for the cheap part of the menu.) But also because people in leadership positions saying they want to add “value” to people’s lives as a way of guising the real goal […]

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  • smaller

    “Start where you are Use what you have Do what you can.” a mantra for you, wherever you’re at.

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  • describe happiness

    describe happiness, in a paragraph or two. what does it look like for you? then ask, “do you have everything you need right now for this happiness to exist in your life?” if so, good on you. if not, perhaps happiness is not the word we want it to be. perhaps it is a capitalist […]

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  • when i turn 30 I’ll feel secure about everything

    I think it was mostly a joke. I’ll never feel secure about everything, but it was comforting to imagine a world in which I did. I think more realistically, when I turn 30 I’ll feel secure about… more things. This title of my EP came from the the 6th song in the record, “Who Cares?” […]

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  • dive in deficient

    Some people need to feel perfectly equipped before diving into a new ritual. They need to buy new work out clothes and shoes before starting the habit of running. Or a new computer before they start writing. But why? Instead you could start the new thing, and then figure out exactly what you need. I […]

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