I’m not sure I agree but this is a pretty good quote from the article: “Some people are at their best when they’re miserable. Ryan Adams’s beautiful Heartbreaker album is, I suspect, the product of a great deal of pain, and “Oh My Sweet Carolina” is its perfect, still centre, its faint heartbeat, a song so quiet that you don’t want to breathe throughout its duration.”
What are the chances? The artist Nami Kurita, from California College of the Arts (a place I’ve been scoping out for some time now) designed the Spring ‘12 program that I happened to pick up… with all the speakers coming this Spring to both San Francisco and Oakland campuses, which is pretty cool. And the graphic she happened to design is titled “Mythical Creatures” which is basically my as yet unmade artists’ design and relational artworks collective I am planning to set up later in life.
Whoever does these things, he/she/they certainly have a sense of humor.
Check out the artist via the graphic. She’s pretty cool.
this is too beautiful. the sea, raw and freshly wild harvested food sprinkled with flowers and sea salt, a father and a son… the love here is so tangible. Reminds me of some really good fathers I’ve known. Especially being around kids lets me see these relationships as they unfold.
Some kids are really lucky. Some parents really delve into being there for their kids, and that I love. It doesn’t matter what you do with your kids, it’s how you do it. The quality of presence and love you bring. Turn up the volume on the video- it’s a little quiet.
is a documentary I’ve been meaning to watch, about human’s reliance and yet complete disrespect of other animals, and I may have my class watch it (maybe as a homework) but I can’t stomach it right now. It’s on the list for the week though. So… if you watch it, let me know what you think.
There’s something to a project you do piece by piece… and the overall effect is usually a wow. Like taking one Polaroid a day, for a whole year. What project would you do for a whole year if you could?
Last night my friend Katherine and I were doing restorative yoga, listening to this, a candle glowing orange. It was lovely. The last couple days have been a little stressful, moving, and flying all day, not a lot of sleep, transitioning to new things, letting go of old things, of expectations, and missing friends the whole time. Sometimes it’s good to know that things will be ok, but none of us ever really do know that, do we?
Teaching class starts in a week, on the 15th. I think one of our activities will be listening to this rain with our eyes closed, writing about what comes up for us…
And of course, a good reminder how lovely and important friends really are.
Fullbright scholarships are so cool! And these photos are amazing. The one of the mountains especially, and the one of the woman cleaning rice in her house, with the shaft of light coming through, the way she is so focused on what she’s doing, and how she’s probably lived there her entire life, and that light.. that shaft angling in… is probably it. Something indescribable happens, the feeling in that…