Hiya! Somewhere, for someone, Sunday counts as mid-week, so let’s have a go. After a long stretch of meetings and main hustles and side hustles and non-stop work, I’m headed back to Hargeisa from Nairobi, and diving into more of the same! A few links to get us through:
Having recently decided to take a risk and embark on some new ventures, I’m majorly feeling these career paths from Mari Andrew. (via A Cup of Jo)
Anybody out there of the Marcy Playground generation? Here’s Allen Stone covering “Sex & Candy,” a song that was deviant and mysterious when I was in 6th grade! Upgraded blast from the past. (Side note, if you’re not familiar with Allen Stone, brace yourself for the beauty)
I’ve long considered myself a “language person” as opposed to a “math person.” Here’s an interesting argument for mathematics as a legitimate language, replete with verbs, nouns, and narrative. (via ThoughtCo.)
Get a load of these substitute phones! For the reflexive, compulsive fidgeters among us. (via The Verge)
This stunning short piece by Nafula Wafula called “Mirror of Time”—
“They say I have my great grandmother’s hips. Those that made our sleepy village shut down every time she walked to the river and back. Those that curved out further in protest against her thickening waist after she gave birth to nine children. I have her sharp mouth, and her strong resolve. That sharp mouth that kept my great grandfather on limbo, not knowing whether to stay at bay or inch closer. Her sharp mind, that which budgeted the few coins, (or were they cowrie shells) to feed her children.”
(via African Feminism)
Emotional and practical guidance for creative people. (via The Creative Independent)
Have you heard of synesthesia? Oftentimes, words, letters, or emotions evoke specific colors for me, or I convert problems into shapes in order to solve them, and then convert back to language in order to explain the solution. It’s weird, but it’s fascinating. Approximately 4.4% of the adult population has some form of synesthesia, and scientists have recently identified a new form: hearing light. See also: tasting music and smelling colors. (via Science Alert)
Lastly, people from 70 countries say cheers in their native languages. (via Conde Nast Traveler)
Have a good one!
Ooooh, I love that cover of Sex & Candy. Retains all the weird sexual energy of the original, hahaha.
One of my old students saw everyone’s name as different colors! She told me mine was blue, red, and purple. And she didn’t like her own name because she didn’t like its colors.
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That’s really interesting …and makes sense! Hope her name grew on her eventually!