everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted. - albert einstein

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To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too…
The strength and self-possession that it takes to be this thoughtful and articulate in the face of such a loss makes Zelda Williams’ statement about the suicide of her father that much more powerful. May his memory be a blessing. (via zeldawilliams)

This hashtag is not trending: #hungryforpeace

Today I’m joining an interfaith fast against violence and in support of peace in Israel & Gaza. It happens to be a traditional fast day for both the Jewish and Muslim faiths - part of the holy month of Ramadan for the latter and a somewhat obscure fast commemorating the destruction of the 2nd Temple for the former - and, honestly, I feel so powerless and confused in the face of the spiraling conflict that this act of kinesthetic empathy and spiritual support seems like the most productive way I can engage.