“The song recounts a specific sexual assault (“One of the most shattering experiences of my life,” Grimes, who was born in Vancouver as Claire Boucher, told SPIN in 2012) by describing the psychic fallout: “And never walk about after dark/ It’s my point of view/ Because someone could break your neck/ Coming up behind you always coming and you’d never have a clue,” she lisps in her high, pinched voice. It’s a dazzling, paralyzing performance, in part because Boucher sounds almost playful, and in part because the skronking behind her—the song’s springy, propulsive synth line was one of 2012’s most unforgettable—indicates something other than victimization. “See you on a dark night,” Boucher repeats. […] But what “Oblivion” ultimately offers is victory. It’s the sound of one woman turning personal devastation into not just a career-making single, but a lasting anthem of transformation.”
Don’t trust people who don’t support you as you try to grow into a more mature and self-realized person. Don’t confide in people who aren’t as interested in your triumphs as they are in your downfalls.
St Louis police officers arrest Hedy Epstein, 90 year old Holocaust survivor, for “failure to disperse” following protest of police brutality in Ferguson, MO. (x)
"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety. We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety."