Monday, August 15, 2011

"Even Giants Need Someone to Look up to."-Shane Koyczan.

"I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody." 
-Lily Tomlin

Friday, April 15, 2011

If You Don't Know Me By Now.

This will be a quick post as I'm off to get ready for work in a minute here. However, in an effort to remain true to consistent blogging, here it is!

I heard a theory going around that people who made dream boards of their futures would more or less end up achieving their goals. Having a tangible target point brought their day to day into a new alignment with the big picture. SO, in light of that, I made collages of different goals and desires for decades in my life. I took pictures and now will share them! (They weren't glued down yet when the pictures were taken, so some of the cut outs are a bit crooked etc. The art is in the imperfection?) 

Dream House



40's and Beyond

Here's to the future!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

And so Here We Are.

 "It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it."-Jacob Bronowski.

I've felt heavy lately. Being burdened with life and with school and with love and with angst -all that fun stuff- I've let my passions slide to the bottom of my priority list, yet again. So here I am. School is done and I'm making my efforts to reestablish balance.

Can I just start by blowing your mind? Please? Seriously...I gripped the edge of my chair when I saw this Pale Blue Dot. That's right. I made the font big so you'd have to want to read it. 

And now that you've been flabbergasted into a state where both nothing and everything seems to be incredibly significant and insignificant in the grand scheme of things, allow me to share with you one of my newest favorite artists. William Fitzsimmons has something about his songs that make 3 or 4 minutes way too short. 

 A bit of a different pace but equally lovable: The Submarines. 

For all the creative types (or those who haven't unleashed it yet), here is a TED Talk to connect with the process and the challenges of living a life of creation. 
And to finish this post off with: a picture I adore. Something about how the woman is faceless makes it incredibly haunting.  The lighting just adds to the very surreal feeling.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Last Free People in the World.

“Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities.” 
-Dalai Lama

"Nature is always hinting at us. It hints over and over again. And suddenly we take the hint. " 
- Robert Frost

"It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it." 
-Lena Horne.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Lamest One Yet

I am exhausted so this entry is this one comic that made me laugh...thank you C&H for brightening up my night.

Friday, February 18, 2011

On Love.

"When Love Beckons to You...follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams
as the north wind lays waste the garden.

For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,
So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.

Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.
He threshes you to make you naked.
He sifts you to free you from your husks.
He grinds you to whiteness.
He kneads you until you are pliant;
And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God's sacred feast.

All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life's heart.

But if in your fear you would seek only love's peace and love's pleasure,
Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love's threshing-floor,
Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.

When you love you should not say, "God is in my heart," but rather, "I am in the heart of God."
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.

Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips."
-Kahlil Gibran.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Be Thankful, Dream Big, and Never Give Up.

Music has this fantastic way of setting a mood, or reflecting a mood. This James Morrison Playlist is reflecting where I'm at, and it might set you up for the rest of this post. Enjoy!

 This picture is beautiful, from the lighting to the setting, and all the imperfections in between. Everything about this girl makes me want to know her, and who the photographer is who just thought this moment needed to be captured. 

Sun Showers...need I say more? They make me want to put on some sort of a sundress and shiny wellies to squeak around the grass in. 

I adore this picture taken of my grandmother when she was in her early twenties. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

Great reminder. "It's a lie to think that you're not worth anything." Breathtaking. Ever notice that it's the handicapped people who do the stuff the healthy people don't always do? Kids with one leg go snowboarding to beat the odds, and kids with two legs watch T.V. Something to think about eh? I take too much for granted.