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Chat

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


Video

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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Photo

Jan 1, 2014
@ 12:00 am
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möbius stripped turns 1 today!

möbius stripped turns 1 today!


Text

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


Video

Dec 10, 2013
@ 3:19 am
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You wanna know what love is about
Give it when you feel nothing

~Excerpts from the Song ‘Spotlight’ by Leagues

Credits here


Video

Nov 14, 2013
@ 8:21 am
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There’s always someplace new to go
And I can never say no

~Excerpts from the Song ‘Louder’ by Katy B


Quote

Oct 28, 2013
@ 7:04 am
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And the expenditure of energy seems to you so great only because you overvalue victory;…

— Rainer Maria Rilke, ‘Letters to a Young poet’ (1934)


Chat

Oct 5, 2013
@ 6:00 pm
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X: What is a good brand of water?

Y: Water is water.


Quote

Sep 26, 2013
@ 4:55 am
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I don’t dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living.

— Steven Spielberg