weekend reading :

Grandmother and Furby

on  t e n d e r n e s s 
  • I watched the documentary Being Elmo, and I was so teary eyed as puppeteer, Kevin Clash, explained that Elmo represents love. Anyone who has watched the show knows that Elmo is a snuggler, and it's this tenderness that makes his connection with children so powerful.
"The thing that people love about Elmo is that he needs them. And that's why little kids love him. Because he needs them too." Whoopie Goldberg 
"Whispered it, painfully, and was laughed at;
hid until the wounds healed and said it again,
muttered it.
wanting to be loved, "I love you," was what I said." 
  • isn't this Washed Out album cover so intimate? it makes me blush. 
  • I'd like to be kissed while listening to City and Colour's song As Much As I Ever Could . (I usually don't give too much weight to the comments on YouTube videos - like, is everyone who uses that website a complete lunatic? - but someone described it as "a gentle wind caressing a field of wheat". Yes, I agree. exactly.)
  • Joanna Goddard on motherhood's two kinds of touch
I hope your weekend is full of affection! 


  1. Ohhh I love it! Thanks for introducing me to this song :)

  2. I laughed out loud at your comment about Youtube users. I've always wondered the same thing.

    I love the song! And I'm sick and missed Being Elmo when it came to our local independent theater, so I think curling up in bed and watching it is exactly what I'm going to do today.

    1. DJ, it's on netflix instant stream! I was so excited about it when it was in theaters but never got around to seeing it.

  3. I have been trying to find it - I'm so glad I popped over and found out it was Netflix!!

  4. heard about this documentary on npr just yesterday! will have to watch it. so powerful what whoopie goldberg said--and so true.


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