2 minutes of serenity

This video is beautiful. (via jeana sohn)

"...It was very quiet all of the time because the trees needed to focus on their lives. It is not easy to grow so much for so long. Some trees became tired and layed down on the soft ground. Others leaned and rested their tops on one another. And when one tree would have to stop, another would grow out of it and reach very high into the grey and gold sky. Growing is forever, they whispered."

Growing is Forever from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo.


a turn on loneliness


"We are all alone, born along, die alone, and - in spite of True Romance magazines - we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely - at least, not all the time - but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don't see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness." hunter s. thompson.

music for your ears: monday mix

I don't love heatwaves. But I do love distracting myself with favorite songs... and new songs... and old songs...

Monday Music II includes:
1. I Like the Way You Walk - The Donkeys
2. Send Me On My Way - Rusted Root (Please note: This is one my truly "happy" songs... Ask me why and I'd have no tangible answer for you...)
3. New Slang - The Shins
4. The Lovecats - The Cure
5. No Way - The Naked and Famous
6. We're Going to Be Friends - The White Stripes
7. Smile - Madeleine Peyroux (perfect zone-out song)
8. The Strums - The Dodos
9. Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
10. Summertime - Nina Simone

You can download the mix here: MONDAYMUSIC2
Please: If you enjoy the music, seek and out and support the artist (ie: buy music).



music for your ears: monday mix

Monday Mix I:
1. On Feathers & Arrows (on Burnt Pine) - il gato
2. Marathon - Tennis
3. Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap
4. Daydreaming - Dark Dark Dark
5. I've Got This Friend - The Civil Wars
6. Go On - Elephant Revival
7. Float On - Modest Mouse
8. Two Weeks - Grizzly Bear
9. Punching In A Dream - The Naked and Famous
10. A Song For Dreaming - Judson Clairborne

You Can Download the Mix Here: MONDAYMUSICI
Please: If you enjoy the music, seek and out and support the artist (ie: buy music).


An Introduction: Cat

This is me. Cat.
I also go by Catie, Cate, and sometimes Catherine.

welcome to auspicious conditions.