I don't know what you've been through these few days but I hope you will be doing well soon. Just remember when you hit rock bottom, there's only one way you can go - UP! It just means the best is coming.
This is thoughtful of you. Thank you kindly. That actually makes me feel a lot better. This is the first message I’ve ever received on Tumblr — I wasn’t even aware you could leave notes! I’m still learning how to use this site.
I’m ready for the semester to start up again so that I can see my bros and be with my friends. I need distractions and things to do!
I find that when I go through tough times, it’s hard for me to outreach to people because sometimes I’ll know what they’ll say already and the advice that they’ll give. So I close myself up and go through a depressive hiding stage, thinking I can handle it myself, all while it consumes me. But, when I actually made an effort and had dinner with one of my close friends the other night - Julius Bravo - ahh, there were just so many revelations and epiphanies that I probably couldn’t come up with myself. this whole friendship thing is an ongoing learning process for me as I’ve never really had true friends growing up. I think I’ll take it to the next level with this new year.
RISD’s president, John Maeda, is creating a culture at RISD that is open, creative, and participatory in new and different ways for the entire community of students, faculty, staff and alumni.
He wonders, what are your first thoughts — a brief sentence or two — about this question: How can art and design help bring the world together in enhanced ways in the future?
The value of art and design - while for a great majority remains nonexistent, is the bind that creates culture. The human experience is enriched and life is made easier when we implement our ideas through creation and constantly work to evolve from the original ideas of the past.
I want to be lifted off of my seat right now, and be put into a trancelike state of mind where bold, bright and luminescent colors wrap every inch of my body and takes me into a world of beauty, where there is no sense of time or direction, no need to hide, no need to worry. it is all play.
Sengai Gibon (Japanese, 1750-1837). The Circle, Triangle, and Square, Edo period, early 19th century. Ink on paper. 11 1/8 x 18 15/16 in.
The circle-triangle-square is Sengai’s picture of the universe. The circle represents the infinite, and the infinite is at the basis of all beings. But the infinite in itself is formless. We humans endowed with senses and intellect demand tangible forms. Hence a triangle. The triangle is the beginning of all forms. Out of it first comes the square. A square is the triangle doubled. This doubling process goes on infinitely and we have the multitudinosity of things, which the Chinese philosopher calls ‘the ten thousand things’, that is, the universe.
The trouble with us linguistically-minded beings is that we take language realistically and forget that language is of no significance whatsoever without time. In truth, language is time and time is language. We thus come to think that there is in the beginning of the world a something which is real and concrete, such as a world of galaxies which though formless and nebulous is yet real and tangible. This is the foundation of the universe on which we now have all kinds of things, infinitely formed and varied. It is thus that time itself begins to be thought of as something concrete and real. A circle turns into a triangle, and then into a square, and finally into infinitely varied and varying figures. In the same way the Biblical account of creation has turned into historical truth in the minds of many. But Zen is very much against such fabrications.
i miss the can’t-get-enough-of-you, sit-on-the-edge-of-my-seat-waiting-for-your-call, butterflies-everywhere, head-over-heels kind of love that you can only have when you haven’t actually been in love yet.
i miss the want-to-spend-every-second-with-you, want-to-wake-up-to-your-kiss, will-do-anything-as-long-as-i’m-with-you kind of love that you can only have when you’re in the honeymoon phase of a new relationship, where both parties have just fallen in love.
i miss the want-to-stay-home-and-watch-tv, sweet-kisses-without-sex, cuddly, complacent kind of love that you can only have when you’ve been in a relationship for a long time and are simply comfortably happy in love.
because right now i’m in the i’m-confused-does-love-actually-exist state of mind, wondering if i can grasp on to some sort of silly happiness in being able to let someone make me smile.
Winning the 2009 Red Dot Award for Green design is this refillable Color Dial Spray, a novel design for a spray can that contains four color cartridges (CMYK) in the one can. Two dials (for hue and brightness) help the painter achieve the exact color required. The concept was developed by designers Kim Youngsuk & Kim Woosik of South Korea.
Remember the advice offered in the movie “Sideways” to Miles, who has been holding on to a ’61 Cheval Blanc bottle so long that it is in danger of going bad. When Miles says he is waiting for a special occasion, his friend Maya puts matters in perspective:
“The day you open a ’61 Cheval Blanc, that’s the special occasion.”
“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to.”—Jim Jarmusch (via devincastro)
There are currently at least 445 openly gay and lesbian people holding elected office in the United States, up from 257 eight years ago, according to the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund. Yet, most of the openly gay politicians who have won races recently have done so by avoiding being labeled as single-issue candidates.