Sammy Brown on Zach Sobiech.
Sammy Brown, Sobiech’s friend and songwriting partner, said she had a great time growing up with her dear friend.
Brown shared one of her favorite memories with Zach, which took her back to Halloween as second-graders at St. Croix Catholic School.
“We were all dressed up in our costumes—I was Miss America and Zach was a ninja—and at some point in the course of the day, Zach told me I should probably have someone to protect me since I was a big shot beauty queen,” she said. “Since he was equipped with all sorts of ninja weapons—not to mention his extraordinary speed and agility—he decided to appoint himself as my bodyguard for the day.”
That story, Brown said, always puts a smile on her face.
“Not because he was so stinking cute in that ninja costume, but because it shows a big part of who Zach was,” she said. “He had this overwhelming protective nature toward me and many others who he loved and cared for. He genuinely wanted the best for others, and was always willing to put the needs of others before himself.”
I was by myself for a pretty long time. I needed to do that. I think everyone that I know has wanted to do that or needed to do that at some point. I think when you spend enough time when it’s quiet around you and you don’t open your mouth for three or four days, there’s parts of your brain that can kind of rest. I think when we’re out in the world and we have to talk to people, we edit ourselves. You know, we have to like, act a little bit. As honest as we may be as humans, when we’re out here, we’re all kind of wearing mirrors on our faces. You know, constantly reacting to how to react to the people around you. And I think when you’re alone for a long enough time, you can feel a lot more peace.
— Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, in an interview speaking about living in his father’s cabin for three months when writing ‘For Emma, Forever Ago’ (via heliophobus)
omfg you guys this dude did a video of a conversation he had with his two year old daughter but he had an adult male friend play the part of the daughter and it is
CHILDREN ARE SO HILARIOUSLY CREEPY. omg
this is amazing
when women are raped while drunk it’s their fault for drinking alcohol
but when men rape people while drunk they couldn’t help it because they drank alcohol