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Belated Internet Inspiration – March 1, 2015

I honestly don’t think I’ve ever wondered why mirrors flip things horizontally but not vertically, but if you have, here’s your answer.

8 photographs that showcase beautiful post-baby bodies.

The only story we see is the bounce-back; the mother who went to the gym every day and lost all the weight. But then there’s the rest of us. It’s not that one is bad and one is good. There’s nothing wrong with being able to bounce back; it’s powerful and beautiful. But my experience when I gave birth was very different. I want those women to know they haven’t failed.

Cool infographic on the various ways we can achieve immortality. Which do you prefer?

Beautiful thoughts on the Jewish tradition of Shmita, or letting the land lie fallow every seven years.

To let land lie fallow is to let it rest and replenish, to be left unsown for a period of time in order to restore its fertility.

During this time, all agricultural activity is forbidden by halakha (Jewish law). You can do things like weeding or trimming — clearing out — but only as a necessary preventative measure only, not to improve the growth of trees or other plants.

24 quotes about writing that make you want to write more.

I love everything about this story. A young Seattle girl feeds the crows in her neighborhood and receives presents back.

The crows would clear the feeder of peanuts, and leave shiny trinkets on the empty tray; an earring, a hinge, a polished rock. There wasn’t a pattern. Gifts showed up sporadically – anything shiny and small enough to fit in a crow’s mouth.

One time it was a tiny piece of metal with the word “best” printed on it. “I don’t know if they still have the part that says ‘friend’,” Gabi laughs, amused by the thought of a crow wearing a matching necklace.

It’s CrossFit Open season! Wahooo!!! I’m thinking back to last year and remembering how poignant disappointment can be.

Once we’re ready, we want change and improvement to happen all at once, and it doesn’t. We have a limited capacity for growth.

But when it come to bodies, to abilities, to life, it’s all a series of relationships, as far as I’m concerned.

It’s a relationship, not a technique. And it’s going to be different every damn day. This doesn’t diminish the value of effort and hard work, but this idea of relationship creates space for a little mystery. It makes space for the idea that Earth takes the easy, organic route, and that we can do the same.