Hesitation to use the I may be a tell-tale sign that the I does not know itself fully. Or maybe the I doesn’t know which I, of the many different Is, to use. In any case, there is an I. And there is a You. The You is validated by the I. There couldn’t be a You without the I. But the I also becomes a You through the validation of I through You. And so, the I also exists thanks to You. And so to You who is reading this confused speech of I, THANK YOU. I's existence has become meaningful because of You.______________________________
This blog won't pretend to be hilariously funny or witty or beautiful or profound. But it is an indulgence of all sorts of things that appeal to my senses. Anything I find funny, witty, beautiful, meaningful and worth noticing is found here._______________________________
My Lakbayan grade is C!
How much of the Philippines have you visited? Find out at Lakbayan!Created by Eugene Villar.
What do plants eat? They eat dead animals; that’s the problem. For me that was a horrifying realization. You want to be an organic gardener, of course, so you keep reading “Feed the soil, feed the soil, feed the soil…”
Alright. Well what does the soil want to eat? Well it wants manure, and it wants urine, and it wants blood meal and bone meal. And I…could not face that. I wanted my garden to be pure and death-free. It didn’t matter what I wanted: plants wanted those things; they needed those things to grow…
So, I sort played a moral hide-and-seek in my mind. I was left with this realization that I could eat an animal directly, or I could pass an animal through a plant and then eat it, but either way there were animals involved in this process. I could not remove animals from the equation.
I had to accept on some level that there was a cycle here, and it was very ancient, and ultimately very spiritual. It was really hard for me to accept the ‘death’ part of that equation. Years. It took me years to finally face it. But there wasn’t any way out of it if I was going to grow things.” Lierre Keith, on gardening as a vegan; October 8, 2009 on Underground Wellness Radio (via weeta)
“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”Louise Erdrich (The Painted Drum)
Dear Graduates Entering the Creative Industry,
Your grades, your degree & your school (whether it’s Ateneo, UP, Lasalle or whatever) MEANS VERY LITTLE, if not nothing. The sooner you get that, the better. Work on your portfolio. whether you want to be a writer, a director, a graphic designer, it’s all about the work. Now go forth & create & create :-)
:) Yes sir!
If you plow through your life and all your encounters with deadpan seriousness, you set yourself up as a person used to being victimized; “you’re just asking for it.” People who dont try so hard, who relax and enjoy, are by far the most effective at what they do. Just watch how easy any champion makes his craft appear. It is largely because he has made his techniques natural, and is never rattled into pushing himself, into feeling that he “has to succeed.”
Generally when the champions get tight and push, they fall behind, but when they take it easy, they take it.” “Pulling your own strings.” Dr. Wayne W. Dyer. (via satune)