Our Universe

April 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

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The world is an astonishing place!

April 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

Milton Glaser offers some invaluable advice on the progression of the creative life into old age, wrapped in a broader meditation on the universal power of art:

If you can sustain your interest in what you’re doing, you’re an extremely fortunate person. What you see very frequently in people’s professional lives, and perhaps in their emotional life as well, is that they lose interest in the third act. You sort of get tired, and indifferent, and, sometimes, defensive. And you kind of lose your capacity for astonishment — and that’s a great loss, because the world is a very astonishing place.

What I feel fortunate about is that I’m still astonished, that things still amaze me. And I think that that’s the great benefit of being in the arts, where the possibility for learning never disappears, where you basically have to admit you never learn it.

 

With a smile…

March 26, 2014 § Leave a comment

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‘Tis easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song; But the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The Middle

February 12, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Hey, don’t write yourself off yet
It’s only in your head you feel left out or looked down on.
Just try your best, try everything you can.
And don’t you worry what they tell themselves when you’re away.

It just takes some time, little girl you’re in the middle of the ride.
Everything will be just fine, everything will be alright.

Hey, you know they’re all the same.
You know you’re doing better on your own, so don’t buy in.
Live right now.
Yeah, just be yourself.
It doesn’t matter if it’s good enough for someone else.

It just takes some time, little girl you’re in the middle of the ride.
Everything will be just fine, everything will be alright.
It just takes some time, little girl you’re in the middle of the ride.
Everything will be just fine, everything will be alright.

Hey, don’t write yourself off yet.
It’s only in your head you feel left out or looked down on.
Just do your best, do everything you can.
And don’t you worry what the bitter hearts are gonna say.

It just takes some time, little girl you’re in the middle of the ride.
Everything will be just fine, everything will be alright.
It just takes some time, little girl you’re in the middle of the ride.
Everything will be just fine, everything will be alright.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

February 7, 2014 § Leave a comment

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

-Robert Frost

My philosophy for a happy life: Sam Berns

February 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

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“And sometimes I had to be brave. It wasn’t always easy. Sometimes I faltered, I had bad days. But I realized that being brave isn’t supposed to be easy. And for me, I feel its the key way to keep moving forward”- Sam BernsScreen Shot 2014-02-04 at 3.38.58 PM

Keep Moving Forward…

February 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

- Walt Disney (Meet the Robinsons)

Get Real. Get Outside

February 3, 2014 § Leave a comment

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The lens, brains, and beautiful heart behind the wonderful Humans of New York

February 3, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Brandon Stanton
, the lens, brains, and beautiful heart behind the wonderful Humans of New York, on his process and why storytelling is the centerpiece of photography.

’13 going on ’14

February 3, 2014 § Leave a comment

Starting the new year with a lovely day,
Learning from our 2013 mistakes,
Not denying, but being true,
It did happen. It happened to better you.

So what if things didn’t go your way,
You thought, it was what you wanted always.
With 2014, better times await.
So lets welcome the New Year, being true…
It will happen. It will happen to better you.

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