crispy crossed eyes
(Source: Art Production coursework)
This is Simon, my beloved feline friend.
Simon has some serious teeth problems. Vets have suggested he has Stomatitis, a syndrome in which a cat’s immune system attacks their own teeth. Their gums become inflamed and it is incredibly uncomfortable. I have bounced between various veterinarians hoping to find an affordable answer, and although we have used shots to temporarily relieve him, the ultimate answer is the removal of several (if not all) of his little cat teeth.
I, like many college graduates in their early-mid twenties, have a large handful of student debt but make practically nothing. I recently started a carecredit account in hopes of removing Simon’s teeth through credit… and then I had my own dental emergency, so my carecredit is now almost completely full.
Simon has been with me since college. I was having a rough time and sought out a snuggly cat to help and be helped. I found him on petfinder.com, drove out to a small shelter in the middle of nowhere and fell in love with him immediately. He cost practically nothing and was covered in fleas & scabs. Now, he is scab/flea/earmite-free but his teeth have gotten worse. He still snuggles and acts happy, but his drooling, wheezing and sneezing is worrisome, and although shots have temporarily relieved the pain/symptoms for him in the past, his veterinarian strongly recommended dental work on our last visit.
Please help me help Simon. I love this little cat beyond words and I want him to be as happy as he makes me.
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Frauenkirch in Winter (Frauenkirch in Winter), 1918-1919
Lyonel Feininger, Street in Paris (Strasse in Paris), 1918
Ignore the small-minded.
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I’m a fan of Alex Costello’s art, check it out.
We need, in love, to practice only this: letting each other go. For holding on comes easily; we do not need to learn it.
— Rainer Marie Rilke (via beautifulramblings)
Collaps II (detail)
Girls Get Busy: Patriarchy hurts (people perceived as) men too
[trigger warning: violence (including sexualized violence), rape]
I mean, sure, you’ve heard it before: although patriarchy puts men in power, it also constricts them, coerces them to hide their true selves and do things they otherwise wouldn’t want to…