Steeeeven: “Haha, thanks man. Sorry about this weekend. I haven’t really felt like going out. I have to get into an outgoing, “want to meet people” mode first. I’ll call you up tho first thing when I hear of anything big going on in my apt. complex or in Bay Crest. Take care man. Have a fun weekend!”
I dug this up from my inbox a while back. It’s from David - a friend that I knew since middle school who happened to attend college with me freshmen year, but became ill and passed away by our second year. He was an art student, and in a way, by me applying to MFA programs right now, it’s my way of remembering and paying some bit of tribute to him.
“I now believe that the only way in which Americans can rise above their ordinariness, can mature sufficiently to rescue themselves and to help rescue their planet, is through enthusiastic intimacy with works of their own imaginations.”—Kurt Vonnegut (via austinkleon)
to love. to be loved. to love what you do. to love what you see. to see what you love. to love someone. to love something. to need love. to want love. to hope for love. to see love. to hear love. to feel love. to feel loved. to love how you feel. to feel what you love. to feel the love. to not feel the love. to be hurt by love. to ask, where is the love? to not be loved.
Claude Lévi-Strauss: One of the great intellectual heroes of the 20th century.
"A powerful thinker, Mr. Lévi-Strauss was an avatar of “structuralism,” a school of thought in which universal “structures” were believed to underlie all human activity, giving shape to seemingly disparate cultures and creations. His work was a profound influence even on his critics, of whom there were many. There has been no comparable successor to him in France. And his writing — a mixture of the pedantic and the poetic, full of daring juxtapositions, intricate argument and elaborate metaphors — resembles little that had come before in anthropology." - Edward Rothstein,New York Times