"Family gatherings" aka "90% of the people here are racist"
"and claim to be none of these things"
"they’re just joking"
"you’re just going through a phase"
"you’ll get used to it"
"so do you have a boyfriend yet?"
Carl Perkins & George Harrison - “Distance Makes No Difference With Love” - Go Cat Go
"[W]hen I got over to George’s house, I sang it for him, and he said, ‘Wow, man, that’s a beautiful song.’ I had a couple of other things, and I was open for whatever he wanted to do. H kept going back, and he said, ‘Sing That Distance again,’ and I said, ‘Sure,’ and he said, ‘Man, let’s do that one.’ So we buckled down and he played, I played a couple of different guitar parts, he played the piano, he played rhythm, he played slide, he played everything on there. [Except for drumming by Jim Capaldi.]
We had a really good time. George worked awfully hard on this thing, he sang all those harmony parts himself, I think he really poured his heart and soul into it. He meant for it to sound great and I’m so proud of that, I really am.” - Carl Perkins, October 1996, quoted in Goldmine
Source on that quote is Melissa McEwan, since no one bothered to credit her for it.
let’s play a game called “are you staring at me because im hot or ugly”
in a healthy, close relationship of any kind, when something upsets you, you need to bring it up. as soon as possible, even. cultivate an environment in which you both can talk about things that upset you, with the utmost attention to everyone’s feelings. it’s a really simple thing to do but it’s a thing i’ve been working on for a while and i’m getting actual nice things happening as a result