If your degree was focused upon one particular area, don’t let that stop you...– Richard Branson’s advice to graduates, echoing Debbie Millman’s fantastic commencement address on courage and the creative life. Pair with Don’t Go Back to School. (via explore-blog) YES!
When the tornado sirens went off around 2:15, the staff of the AgapeLand...– NYTimes (via ratsoff)
Every dollar spent at a locally owned business generates two-to-four times the...– Forbes piece on the amazing power of spending locally. (via ratsoff)
Until we have met the monsters in ourselves, we keep trying to slay them in the...– Marianne Williamson (via creatingaquietmind)
Do as much research as you can + Never copy, only get influenced– I Used to Be a Design Student – advice on design and life from famous successful designers (via explore-blog)
The government is cutting music programmes in schools and slashing Arts grants...– Concert pianist James Rhodes articulates the urgency of finding your purpose and doing what you love. As a wise woman eloquently put it, “Start with a big, fat lump in your throat, start with a profound sense of wrong, a deep homesickness, or a crazy lovesickness, and run with it.” (via...
Oh, Pioneer!: The Proposal Story: →
theohpioneer: Ever since Mackenzie and I started dating, I’ve been giving her handwritten letters, sealed with a wax seal. I wrote her the first letter about a week after we started dating on a solo hiking trip, and I realized then that my life had changed forever. The alone time that I usually enjoyed,… Oh. my God. Now, THAT’S a love story.
Nobody knows what you want except you. And nobody will be as sorry as you if you...– Lillian Hellman, playwright (via curiousdelight)
Employers plan to hire only 2.1 percent more new college graduates this year...– Things aren’t looking so good for the graduating class of 2013. Perhaps now is a better time than ever to consider avoiding “work,” finding your purpose, making glorious mistakes, and living the creative rather than the safe life. (via explore-blog) Sweet!
Okay, an update y'all.
It is 10:42am, Thursday. The speech is at 4pm on Saturday. Voice has improved. Still not “passable” yet, but getting there. I could go on and on about “why me?”, and my mommy issues, and all the things I will be missing out during my senior week, but as always… like with any surprise/catastrophe/whathaveyou that life throws at me… this is the present moment....
In a way, the best education you can get is just talking with people who are...– Don’t Go Back to School (via explore-blog) lulz, great.
Attention is what creates value. Artworks are made as well by how people...– Music legend Brian Eno, born on May 15, 1948, considers the essence and currencies of art. (via explore-blog)
If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!” - St....– (via curiousdelight)
There is no simple formula for the relationship of art to justice. But I do know...– Happy birthday, Adrienne Rich! The 1997 letter with which the beloved poet became the only person to turn down the prestigious National Medal of Arts. (via explore-blog) Whoa! Adrienne Rich will always have a special place in my heart for giving me my freshmen year, second semester voice poem.
And here is the good news nested inside the bad: Many of you, most of you, are...– John Green’s tumblr: The Commencement Address This is so great. I wish my speaker (can’t remember who he was, but he was bad) had told me these things. (via hermionejg) John Green, King of the World everybody. (via lolasteaparty)
Okay, I just have to put this down somewhere.
Universe? What did I do to deserve laryngitis this week? This week of all weeks when I am supposed to speak at my graduation on Saturday? You could have mutated my arm. I could’ve had snot dripping down my face the whole time. Anything else BUT MY VOICE. I take good care of myself ALL THE DAMN TIME, maybe TOO much and the one time I let myself go to celebrate all that has happened …...
I am not the first person you loved. You are not the first person I looked at...– Clementine von Radics, Mouthful of Forevers (via adderalldust) That’s it. I don’t need anything else from life.
Angelina Jolie's Surgery →
Angelina Jolie’ decision to make her recent double-mastectomy surgery public is bold and brave and admirable. Wow. Very admirable. She’s a very real woman. I wish her good health.