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Fluorspar, Quartz and Chalcopyrite.
Illustration by Arthur Smith, 1952
Hematite stained Thomsonite crystals intergrown with Natrolite needles on a base of Analcime crystals.
Little Plains Quarry, Australia
foundingfathersfbconvos asked: What does "girlfarbs" mean? I get the girl part but not the farbs part.
Farb is a reenactor term for someone or something that’s inauthentic. It’s also an adjective (farby) and a verb (farbing it up). Saying that someone is a “girlfarb” means that she’s inauthentic by nature of the fact that she’s portraying the opposite sex.
A folder with nothing in it
I was talking to a friend a while ago about acts of comedy for an audience of zero people. He said in high school he kept a folder full of a few pages of typewritten nonsense Wingdings and wrote PRIVATE on it and carried it in his backpack and guarded it carefully. I liked that.
I have been keeping a Google doc list of things I do (because Heather Havrilesky is a genius) that no one but me will read. I like that too; I like to have secrets with myself. It feels protective. I tend to collapse into relationships, or want to. I’m so attracted to the fantasy of complete honesty, of being basically inside someone else’s mind with them and having them inside yours. But that’s also kind of a nightmare fantasy, because if that relationship ends, you end too, kind of. Anyway, it’s comforting to know that I have a secret self inside, just a hidden little pocket no one else will look into.