Actually, Tiesto and Matthew Koma have it right on this one! Lay is not the past tense of lie. Lay is a transitive verb meaning the action has to be done to something or someone (eg lay the laundry on the bed) while lie is an intransitive verb, so nothing receives the action. (eg I'm going to lie on my bed and marvel at Tiesto's grammar skils))
The Cheryl Strayed link is also broken :/ but this piece is wonderful otherwise!
On Old Loves
This was wonderful! More great writing like this please Hairpin!
Am I the only one that thought this was really hard to follow? I had to read it like 4 times to figure out what was going on.
"The show premiered two years before I was born." AHHHHHHHHHHHH
On Sweet Dee
This was the sweetest! I'm also happy it didn't have an ending that would have led to me crying in my cube.
I don't know if "funny" is the right descriptor for these photos. I originally saw this on fast company last week and this is what they had to say about them.
"Why didn't the mothers simply pose with their children? According to Nagler, it reflects one of the core instincts of motherhood: to deny oneself in deference to the child. In the case of the photographs compiled in The Hidden Mother, Nagler notes that mothers have often opted to hide themselves in order to immortalize a child who might not live to be the subject of another photo, owing to the high infant mortality rates of the period.
Put in that light, the photographs of the camouflaged parents in The Hidden Mother stop being comic. The supreme instinct of a parent is self-negation for the sake of his or her children. It is through this act of self-negation that the parents of The Hidden Mother have now been immortalized."