Welcome to May and the promise of warmer weather! I’ll be spending the next two days indulging in blossoms, sun and good company to recalibrate after a difficult week. Here’s some weekend reading for the quiet moments.
Photo: via FleurDeMode
– When you live in a city, you generally accept that you’re sacrificing ready access to nature in its truest form. Thankfully, in Manhattan, there are parks every few blocks to make things a little less depressing. But the truth is: trees and all their benefits (cleaner air, serenity, etc) are a luxury, that like income, is unequally distributed. See for yourself.
– Is there such a thing as too much reading? As an avid reader — of books, articles and words in all their forms — I sometimes get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of material there is to consume. I had to make space for this article, though, that examines how we process and retain information when we are reading thousands and thousands of words a day.
– I couldn’t help but share and discuss poet Saeed Jones’ powerful essay on being a writer of color with all my close creative friends. It’s worth a read for everyone, regardless of what you look like.
– Remember my recent post about how life on Instagram isn’t always what it appears to be? Here’s a perfect and entertaining example shared by blogger Emily Henderson.
– “How an award-winning doctor turned away from science and embraced fame:” the intriguing story behind Dr. Oz’s popularity.
– Did you watch the movie Interstellar? Check out these very real photos from the 1930s Dust Bowl, which provided fodder for the film. (via Messy Nessy Chic)
– The case for traveling slowly. I usually spend no more than a week in any destination when I travel, but I’m hoping in the very near future to take an extended trip and get to know a new city a little better.
And ICYMI, earlier this month I posted about a travel dilemma. Follow up coming soon!