The government is cutting music programmes in schools and slashing Arts grants as gleefully as a morbidly American kid in Baskin Robbins. So if only to stick it to the man, isn’t it worth fighting back in some small way? So write your damn book. Learn a Chopin prelude, get all Jackson Pollock with the kids, spend a few hours writing a Haiku. Do it because it counts even without the fanfare, the money, the fame… .
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 explore-blog)
“Do it because it counts even without the fanfare, the money, the fame…”
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994
A beach for everyone: physically handicapped individuals took part in the “Praia para Todos” (Beach for Everyone) project on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last week.
The project, run by volunteer physical therapists and students, offers a weekend at two of Rio’s beaches to the physically handicapped, many of whom don’t have the means to reach the beach, let alone swim in the sea.
Learn more: http://reut.rs/ZN2Ita
this is great.
always my favorite
As my wedding day is fast approaching, I thought it an appropriate time to post a few shots from our engagement session with David Malament on the Davidson College campus where I proposed.
You may notice I haven’t been posting much on here lately… I’ve had plenty to keep me busy, trying to get things ready for marriage in only 36 days. It feels unreal to think about, but I’m very ready for this sweet pea to be Mrs. Oh Pioneer!
Marriage is the greatest adventure I could ever hope for, and I can’t imagine going on this adventure with anyone else.
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.