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Jun 6, 2014
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Courage, dear heart.

— C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader


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May 24, 2014
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Silver lining

Silver lining


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Apr 14, 2014
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Oh, I beg you, can I follow?
Oh, I ask you, Why not always?
Be the ocean, where I unravel
Be my only, be the water where I’m wading

~excerpts from the song ‘I follow rivers’ by Lykke Li


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Mar 3, 2014
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February after March
I will make up for January
Be-live my dream at last
Tiring sit it’s been sitting stationary


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Feb 14, 2014
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A love-note to myself

Speak to those that empower you and not those that make you feel even slightly belittled. Be rightly corrected, but not wrongly muddled. Critique when good is great but criticism as a flavor of entertainment is foul. Let’s do unto others as we would to ourselves. Let’s share more life to live and live well. Look up and away from those that bring you down. Life is to live. It’s a really simple truth that most learn the hard way. But at least be willing. Aim high, at that which you feel challenged and in doubt for doubt is beautiful. Doubt is both a seed and the stem. It will give birth to possibilities and bear fruits. Use doubt. Use life. Use every moment. And remember most of all use yourself. The only person one should use is oneself. Bring yourself up and to where you’d like to see yourself. Forget three five years from now. Remember now. It’s the only life we live. And also make a note; if you need me, I’m here.


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Jan 22, 2014
@ 7:50 am
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Little boy: Sometimes I drop my spoon

Old man: I do that too

Little boy: I wet my pants

Old man: I do that too (laughs)

Little boy: I often cry

Old man: So do I (nods)

Little boy: But worst of all, it seems grown-ups don't pay attention to me (feels the warmth of the old man's wrinkled hand)

Old man: I know what you mean

'The Little Boy + the Old Man' ~ Shel Silverstein


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Jan 9, 2014
@ 9:01 am
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Make clouds not walls

Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde generates a storm of attention with his art as he creates clouds indoors

Producer & Director Julia Wilczok + Maria Judice 
Filmed by Fridolin Schoepper 
Editing Konterfei  Sound Kevin Pate Music Carlos Bruck 
Cover photo Berndnaut Smilde 

Special thanks to Meg Shiffler, James Baldocchi & the SF War Memorial 
and Performing Arts Center

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Jan 1, 2014
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möbius stripped turns 1 today!

möbius stripped turns 1 today!


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Dec 25, 2013
@ 8:21 am
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Peace in a plate

‘Sarhad’ in Hindi means border. One can see the word border as a mark of separation or the meeting point but perhaps the latter perception requires more than perseverance; maybe it requires peace to be experienced as a whole and become a pleasant memory so it could be remembered and in due course make better every-days? I had the opportunity in the beginning of this year to witness one such day. Here is an account of what I saw and learnt post my visit:image

Whilst on my winter break in India with my mother and on our way to the Beating Retreat ceremony at the Wagah bordera daily military practice that I long planned to be an audience ofwe stopped by for what seemed like a simple lunch break suggested by our cabbie until it got exuberant.

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Dec 25, 2013
@ 4:56 am
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“Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still.” ― David Foster Wallace

“Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still.” ― David Foster Wallace