Take the Background
In the Christian tradition, detachment from material goods means using them as a means to a greater end, and the greater end is greater attachment to God and to our fellow human beings. Inconsumerism, detachment means standing back from all people, times, and places, and appropriating our choices for private use. Consumerism supports an essentially individualistic view of the human person, in which each consumer is a sovereign chooser. In the Christian tradition, the use of material things is meant to be a common use, for the sake of a larger body of people. We do not help each other as individuals but as members of one another.
William T. Cavanaugh
William T. Cavanaugh - Being Consumed: Economics and Christian DesireBeing Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire
(Via Andreas)

reminds me a bit of how in haiti neighbors not only borrowed sugar but didnt necessarily expect sugar back or repayment. it was just kind of understood that everyone shared what they could. that way each person wasnt buying 50 things a community would buy 50 things. during this time of starting to define a household and what that means to matt and I, we are often challenged by the materialistic expectations that are easy to slip into…what do we “need” what can we borrow and what can we live without. Also starting to understand the purposes/values of a household in terms of routines, hospitality, workspace, rest space, form and function, etc.

also have I mentioned that planning a wedding makes you dream of Jumanji sized bees?

3 weeks! nervous for the checklist of things to do but excited for the fun/marriage ahead.

Engraved Zippo lighters from the Vietnam War.

Cowan’s Auctions

duffurnt

torimeansbird:

lalna:

i wanna date someone and live with them in a shitty apartment but be happy about it because we are happy together and we can decorate it with stupid dorky posters of shit we like and figurines and art and we can cook weird recipes we found on the internet and eat them and watch cartoons even if the food is gross because we made it and we’re perfect

Doin it

titlefightclub:

this will never let me down

lol makes me miss the hilarity of highschool

ecklecticsoul:

{Strolling Series by Cecile Emeke}

Sexism,Patriarchy,Racism and Colonialsm.Full Discourse

transtornopoetico:

- Alyssa Monks


oh ya

transtornopoetico:

- Alyssa Monks

oh ya

littleblueartist:

never not reblog Scarlett calling idiots out on their bullshit

yus gurl

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. - Harry S. Truman
:)

:)

media is a powerful thing