For nearly two years I was with the man I thought I was going to marry, have children with and spend the rest of my life with. I loved him so all-consumingly that I worried about his death. Driving on highways or flying on airplanes, it didn’t matter; I just thought of what risks it posed to him and how terribly in pain I would feel if he were ever to be gone from my life. Even though I felt a bit silly worrying about him, I couldn’t help myself. We used to say we were half of each other. He would say to me that he couldn’t wait to grow old with me. We were intimately close and open with each other in a way I’ve never been before and in a way I know I won’t find easily again.
He broke up with me after New Year’s suddenly and without warning. Now, I marvel at how quickly it’s taken me to fall out of love with him. How very, very odd it is to look inside myself to see if there’s any little bit that still loves him after what he’s done to me. Keep reading »
Uh, that’s not a butterfly. That’s a butterfly sculpture made out of hair. Seattle artist Adrienne Antonson creates “resourceful, sustainable, meticulous and pretty” insects using only human hair and glue.
Antonson decided to work in hair because, “As an artist with a deep interest in sustainable and self-supporting systems, human hair seems the most immediate and true material. I find the historical implications and various uses of human hair fascinating. I am also intrigued with the attraction/repulsion response the material evokes. It is sentimental, challenging and honest.”
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A man in Aventura, Florida, was accused of sexually abusing his dog, but a judge dropped the charges. The dog’s name? Oh, CHRISTIE BRINKLEY. Armand Pacher was charged with abusing his Great Dane after a vet found signs of sexual abuse–and found human semen mixed in the dog’s urine. Pacher further ignited suspicions when he made a comment to a vet technician regarding the dog’s health. Pacher allegedly said: “She doesn’t seem to enjoy it as much when we have sex. Maybe it’s because I have not been as energetic lately, and that’s why she is not enjoying it as much.” He later insisted that it was just a joke. The case was dropped after prosecutors failed to find any physical evidence. The retired insurance investigator was reportedly relieved. “Although the prosecution has finally decided to say ‘just kidding, never mind,’ my life has been fully destroyed.” [Palm Beach Post News] Keep reading »
Venus entered Sagittarius on January 7 (lasting until February 4), marking my favorite Venusian time. With the pleasure planet being run by the sign of spontaneity, adventure, freedom, truth and idealism, what could go wrong? Besides all that, the reason why I also love it so is because I was born with a Venus in Sagittarius! That means nothing conventional will ever suit me, as I’d just die of boredom if life were a predictable series of events that never allowed me to bounce around, exploring every good time, interest, strange curiosity, truth or challenge I encounter. Yes, surprises happen with Venus in Sagittarius and holding back is never on the agenda. Instead, time to spread your wings and go leaping off the edge with only blind faith and unrelenting optimism in tow. Yes, time to take chances, believe in the impossible and explore the extraordinary! Find out how to make the most of Venus in Sagittarius for your specific sign, after the jump…
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“I don’t think pedestrian sex is very interesting. There’s a playfulness we have; I like the theater of sex. I like to look good. I like her to dress up. I like to dress her up.”
—Sting and Trudie Styler continue their grand tradition of oversharing about their sex lives with an article and Terry Richardson photo spread in the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar. That said, they’ve been together for 30 years. So they must be doing something right. [Harper's Bazaar] Keep reading »