Friday, November 28, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Lately I've been thinking of this in terms of school and learning. So often we're told to study, do our school work, get good grades. But does this facilitate or impede a desire for learning? In the midst of guidelines, requirements, and grades, is our sense of wonder diluted? Can we recognize the miracle that is in the act of discovery and learning?
If you want us to be knowledgeable, don't force information on us. Rather, give us the longing to learn.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
"A Fly On The Wall is a stop motion, timelapse, motion control in a circular canvas film made for Discovery Channel in South Africa. The theme was the environment and the artist's responses to it. Numerous street artists, musicians, painters and animators contributed their talent and time for the cause over a non-stop 12 hour period to make the final 2 minute film. the film was conceptualized and directed by Bryan Little of Fly on the Wall"
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Is there anything that you're scared to do? There's something I'm scared to do, scared to try. I'm scared, because I think that I'll try and fail. fail. FAIL.
I'm starting to realize how stupid that is. how horribly, mind-blowingly stupid that is. because, really, what's so terrible about failing? Sure, it sucks that you didn't succeed. sure. but at least you got to do it. You took the chance and tried. You got to do it.
That's enough of a reason to smile and keep smiling. And, yes, people will wonder --while they're laughing, yelling, mocking-- why you're still smiling. "YOU FAILED," they'll say. "WIPE THAT SMIRK OFF YOUR FACE," they'll say. "WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE," they'll say. And you'll be privileged enough to be able to reply, "Who am I? I'm the person who got to try this new, delightful, difficult thing. And sure I failed, but I got --and took-- the opportunity to try it out. That's something I can be proud of."
And you will be proud. Because, sure, you failed, but you and your failure are immeasurably better off than those who are too afraid to try in the first place. Unlike them, you got to do that delightful thing, whatever it may be, if just that one time.