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Artist Name: Jeff Mertz
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Lago di ComoAgosto 2013

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Artist Name: Jeff Mertz

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Lago di Como
Agosto 2013

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I was a drag queen last night, and I did this.

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Young Love Fucks Us All: How I Got Over My Youth of Depression and Bad Relationships
Young love is a business. Adult women are sold it in films like Twilight, The Notebook, andRomeo + Juliet and buy into the fairytale for two hours while putting themselves in the shoes of Kristen Stewart, Rachel McAdams, or Claire Danes, or whoever is falling deeply for the boy promising her everything. The disconnect between what’s happening on screen and what happens to them in real life never appalls them. Men may watch different movies, but their perspective on love and relationships is no better. Though they often feign cynicism and pretend young love barely even exists, that’s merely a stance that allows them to deny they’ve been hurt by their early relationships.
It’s in this period of young love that many of our wounds and insecurities are created—the same wounds and insecurities that keep us from finding a present-day love to make us happy. Perhaps if we found it easier to look back, we’d find it easier to heal those wounds and move on with our lives. We don’t because we’re afraid to—but why? Is it the memory of what some boy or girl did to us? Or is it the memory of having once been so earnest—of having promised the world not just to these boys or girls but to ourselves, before work, money, and real commitments came along to crush us?
Is it young love we’re afraid of, or having once been young? I decided to retrace my first clumsy romantic steps in an attempt to find out.
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This was an amazing read. Eerily sort of GPOY

vicemag:

Young Love Fucks Us All: How I Got Over My Youth of Depression and Bad Relationships

Young love is a business. Adult women are sold it in films like TwilightThe Notebook, andRomeo + Juliet and buy into the fairytale for two hours while putting themselves in the shoes of Kristen Stewart, Rachel McAdams, or Claire Danes, or whoever is falling deeply for the boy promising her everything. The disconnect between what’s happening on screen and what happens to them in real life never appalls them. Men may watch different movies, but their perspective on love and relationships is no better. Though they often feign cynicism and pretend young love barely even exists, that’s merely a stance that allows them to deny they’ve been hurt by their early relationships.

It’s in this period of young love that many of our wounds and insecurities are created—the same wounds and insecurities that keep us from finding a present-day love to make us happy. Perhaps if we found it easier to look back, we’d find it easier to heal those wounds and move on with our lives. We don’t because we’re afraid to—but why? Is it the memory of what some boy or girl did to us? Or is it the memory of having once been so earnest—of having promised the world not just to these boys or girls but to ourselves, before work, money, and real commitments came along to crush us?

Is it young love we’re afraid of, or having once been young? I decided to retrace my first clumsy romantic steps in an attempt to find out.

Continue

This was an amazing read. Eerily sort of GPOY

A music video to Al Green’s “Love and Happiness,” thrown together within a few hours. Water porn.

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KaitAustin, TXFebruary 2014

Kait
Austin, TX
February 2014

KaitAustin, TXFebruary 2014

Kait
Austin, TX
February 2014

KaitAustin, TXFebruary 2014

Kait
Austin, TX
February 2014

KaitAustin, TX February 2014

Kait
Austin, TX 
February 2014

MaxAustin, TX, February 2014

Max
Austin, TX, February 2014

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This visual supplement brought to you by Google Images and HBO

Another piece from the Head Room series I’ve been developing for CNS. Old science! Plants!

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A piece on glassblowing I did for my job at UT, wherein two scientific glassblowers discuss the balance between art and craft.

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Lenno, LombardiaAgosto 2013
sky-crops, man

Lenno, Lombardia
Agosto 2013

sky-crops, man

Lenno, LombardiaAgosto 2013

Lenno, Lombardia
Agosto 2013