In high school and in life, sometimes you gotta quit slumping around like your bird just died, reach deep, and RUN THIS TOWN while BUSTING CLOUDS. Or, you know, just clean your room like your parents have been begging you to, and do your homework so you don’t grow up not knowing who the Habsburgs are. Here are 18 songs that help me get hyped up for when it’s time to GET THINGS DONE. Like the great poetess of our time Beyoncé says, a little sweat ain’t never hurt nobody.
Hello, you. June’s theme will be LONGING. Unlike more-acute forms of desire like desperation or need, longing is a sweet ache—more pining for something than dying for it. It’s nostalgia, homesickness, boredom, a persistent feeling of lack, dreaming of escape/the future. It’s summer: summer homes & cottages, stuffy summer bedrooms, sun-bleached memories of summers past. The shadow of September that hangs over June. It’s secret hangouts, crushes, unrequited love. Send what you’ve got here, and thanks. ♥
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