28 May 2012

memorial day

memorial day

"no matter the cloak
we each return 
to soot and ash
or moth wings' dust"

veterans memorial book, WWII, cresson, pennsylvania

13 May 2012

happy mother's day, and creativity

"Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people. Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.” ~ Wired, February, 1996     Steve Jobs

via Brain Pickings

I tried linear thinking, but most of the time I connect my dots as if I were a stoned spider - or I may just have too many dots.  

08 May 2012

good-bye maurice sendak

"but Max stepped into his private boat and waved good-bye and sailed back over a year and in and out of weeks and through a day"...  

"They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more...There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready." via Fresh Air.

"Before you can blame an individual for their choices, you have to make sure they have the same choices as everyone else."

Bix , the fanatic cook.