With shimmering deadliness,
Flexible and adaptable, give way,
Fray into a panorama of mosaic lines,
Or stand on one’s own accord.
Do not hide: refract and reflect,
Intensify that which one magnifies,
Be ice, be strong in fragility,
be pierced and reformed.
Susceptible to the seasons,
thaw, reform, and crystallize,
Be clear, clarifying.
Allow yourself to be at the mercy of natural cycles,
Grow something bright in a season of death.
Speak only in the drip
of the sun. △
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May 29, 2016
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November 17, 2016
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December 30, 2016
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A fine duck dish starring mushrooms and pickled garden gems preserved from summer
December 6, 2016
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August 13, 2016
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November 2, 2016
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A conversation with Aether Apparel founders Palmer West and Jonah Smith about fashion, functionality and travel
March 3, 2017
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