welcome to my quiet corner

hello my name is Jo and I'm a twenty year old virgo sun/aries moon/sagittarius rising with too much time on my hands

my pronouns are she/her/hers

my favorite things in the whole world include: lemon elation yerba mate, (low budget lesbian 90's) mumblecore film, hot coffee, lavender flowers, bosch pears, and my family, made up of my girlfriend, my cat, and I

my days usually consist of watching (often) pretentious films, listening to a lot of angsty woman music, taking meaningless photos of my surroundings (sometimes developing them), and reading whatever's on my never-ending list of noted books. I also do enjoy baking, primarily because I get to make sweet treats for others

this site is a way to make sure that even though I'm made of dirt and worms and grime, I will never die, even if life is ephemeral

the lamb baby is my self portrait
bg image is a still from Foxfire (1996)

"Although it is not impossible, it is very difficult and rare for us to be able to extend unconditional love to others, largely because we cannot exercise control over the behavior of someone else and we cannot predict or utterly control our responses to their actions. We can, however, exercise control over our own actions. We can give ourselves the unconditional love that is the grounding for sustained acceptance and affirmation. When we give this precious gift to ourselves, we are able to reach out to others from a place of fulfillment and not from a place of lack." (page 88 of All about love by bell hooks) Neighbors
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