Art: Micah Crandall-Bear
Music Pairing: “Apple Tree” by Erykah Badu: A thoughtful song about “picking your friends like you pick your fruit,” surrounding yourself with people you admire & respect. One Chance by Modest Mouse because of the depth of thought: we live once, and living it meaningfully is powerful. Qi by Phildel, a powerful piano piece. At Home in the Dark by 9 Theory, a hypnotizing hip-hop song. Furr by Blitzen Trapper. “Little Boxes” by Pete Seeger. My dad taught me the lesson in this song; the standard life, living in boxes, is not for all of us. George Winston
Life Pairing: Getting a drink in a San Francisco Piano Bar. Building your own furniture. Riding a stallion into battle. Reading leather bound books while sitting in your armchair at your desk made of rich mahogany. Cigars & fireplaces. Christmas after eating, evening/winter.
"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'" -Kurt Vonnegut
“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” ― Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You!
“He was becoming unstuck, he was sure of that - his bones were no longer wrapped in flesh but in clouds of dust, in hummingbirds, dragonflies, and luminous moths - but so perfect was his equilibrium that he felt no fear. He was vast, he was many, he was dynamic, he was eternal.” ― Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume
“You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations. Companion quote: “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ― George Bernard Shaw
“Everything you can imagine is real.” ― Pablo Picasso
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ― Albert Einstein
“A human being is a spatially and temporally limited piece of the whole, what we call the “Universe.” He experiences himself and his feelings as separate from the rest, an optical illusion of his consciousness. The quest for liberation from this bondage [or illusion] is the only object of true religion. Not nurturing the illusion but only overcoming it gives us the attainable measure of inner peace." ― Albert Einstein
“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.” -Cesar Chavez