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Scallops Can Swim

Hello! I know! I still have to come up with more large animal sprites (soon). I'm also working on new beats and loops. This one got a little out of hand but I will try to make a smoother version (if possible) for the final album later. I'm having problems uploading so I will have to try again this weekend to do so! 

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Scallops and clams can swim. Oysters and mussels stay rooted to where they are. So if you were ever to ask me (you won't) which bivalve would be easiest to start farming I'd say oysters because scallops can swim- and therefore escape. 

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While growing up, I always saw my dad doing the maintenance for the car. I don't myself know much about cars. We went to buy a part one day and he stopped in the parking lot after we had bought it to show it to me. Spark plugs.

"Horrible quality. Two dollars. Cheap. Made in China. Won't last two years," he said. "But that's okay. I only had two dollars."

My dad inevitably spent most of his time jury-rigging, making quick fixes, to keep the car running a little longer because he needed it to go to work every day. He delivered pizza for a living. That stuck with me. 

Now, I understand that patching the leaks in a boat by covering them with your hands may not be ideal, but in a crisis, perfection is irrelevant. The only permanent solution to a problem is to change the situation. (A new car, a different job, or a world where we didn't need money for bare essentials such as food and shelter). 

But sometimes there's things in a situation we can't change...

Rather than dwell on these 'immovable factors' and waste valuable time, I have spent my life in a state of perpetual crisis bailing out water with one hand and plugging leaks with my other hand. 

Many different people throughout the years have lent me their hands to cover newly sprung leaks, bailed out water, and at times held my head up to keep me from drowning. I've experienced a lot of kindness and it's made my otherwise horrible life worthwhile. 

So there's two things I'd like to impart to you from this. One, though it's not THE best there's no shame in doing YOUR best. Two, get help- lots of it if possible. I hope all of you have a great weekend!

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