Five Star Mixtape 373: Three Great Blog Posts and an H. P. Lovecraft Quote

This week's Five Star Mixtape great blog roundup is brought to you by curiosity and wonder, being an independent woman, learning attuned connection, and H. P. Lovecraft:

 
What a man does for pay is of little significance. What he is, as a sensitive instrument responsive to the world's beauty, is everything!
— H. P. Lovecraft —
 

Happy reading!


"No More War In the Garden" by Gayla Trail at You Grow Girl:

…this particular killing troubled me. I was ashamed of my behaviour that day and the unease it created lingered. Yes, they were devouring a few of my plants and, yes, I can get very defensive about my beloved tomatoes. What bothered me was that I jumped into a me versus the enemy mentality so quickly. Too quickly. I contained it long enough to take a few pictures, and yes, in the moment I did admire their terrifying beauty. However, I could have chose a different route, but I set aside my natural inclination towards curiosity and wonder in favour of a knee-jerk reaction.

"Living the Dream at 250 Pounds" by Virgie Tovar at The Militant Baker:

I have a major fucking problem with diet culture.
I can give you my technical, academic definition of “diet culture,” but let’s skip that for now. Diet culture is the voice in your head that tells you not to eat that cookie with an urgency that feels life-threatening. It’s the reason you shared that piece of cheesecake with not one, but four of your closest friends — and why you guys still left the last bite.

"Nurturance Is About More Than 'Tasks'" by Nora Samaran at Dating Tips for the Feminist Man:

You can make a sandwich for your lover in a securely loving way or a disconnected way. You can even look them right in the eyes in a connected or disconnected way. You may be ‘trying really hard’ to take care of someone and may still be giving off microscopic, but very loud, emotional signals that tell them you are not with them.

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