Support your friend’s dreams. If they fail, you still supported them. If they succeed, you always believed in them. Otherwise, even when they succeed, it won’t feel like a victory that can be shared with you. And if they fail, they’ll feel like they disappointed you most. Support dreams, because there’s already so little passion in the world and so few of us go for the life we always wanted.
8:30 pm • 27 August 2014
-yesterday i took pictures of a home of 42 years
-what does it take to build something well?
-it is interesting being back in the bay area, silicon valley -
it is both foreign and strange. more than ever there feels like an attraction toward the instantaneous, where you do your work and you do it quickly and you might make mistakes but that just means you’ll do it better next time - so let’s get moving and make the next best thing.
-what does that mean for relationships here?
-if you don’t hit it off with someone right away, will you give it a second chance? will you give room for trust to build?
-or are the things we make and the things we do easier walls to build
-i don’t believe it is incredibly rare for people to be incredibly successful and incredibly lonely here
-i want to build a life with someone, not something
12:25 am • 24 August 2014
Rudyard Kipling, Captain Courageous
(Source: aseaofquotes, via pelerinager)
11:23 pm • 23 August 2014
Years ago, tucked in the dusty corner of a thrift store, I found a poetry anthology written by the elementary school students of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District of Concord California. 1971. It’s one of my favorite books because I suspect there are very few copies still in existence and each page contains the most deceptively profound stories written by children who are now well into their 50s. I hope Angela Vigil is still around, and maybe one day I will meet her without even knowing it.
10:38 pm • 21 August 2014
"I mean at the end of the day I just wanna tell the story. Because if I don’t, there’s gonna be so much left in there, there’s gonna be so much left on the inside. It’s like, this is the most organic method of communication I have. Photography is the way I speak. … As a creative, you can’t ignore that voice that’s inside of you, because it’s impossible to be your best self without tapping into your inner creative self. I mean, you have to learn to speak. You have to start talking. The stories that we have, the perspectives that we carry, no one else has that. And if you don’t say it, it won’t be said."
Rog Walker, photographer
"I found I could say things with colors and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way — things I had no words for."
Georgia O’Keeffe, artist
9:18 pm • 21 August 2014
“I don’t believe in love at first sight but I do believe in seeing someone from across the room and knowing instantly that they’re going to matter to you.”
— Ryan O’Connell
(Source: hellanne, via cavaan)
6:48 pm • 14 August 2014
Rules for Self Discovery
1. What we want most;
2. What we think about most;
3. How we use our money;
4. What we do with our leisure time;
5. The company we enjoy;
6. Who and what we admire;
7. What we laugh at.
- A.W. Tozer
10:01 pm • 12 August 2014
We own everything.
We don’t need to go outside
our houses. They’re filled:
fabric, plastic, metal
music to our ears.
Pop and easy
listening if you so choose. We don’t
deny our hearts’ desire.
12:14 am • 7 August 2014
-trying to only take pictures of things and moments that move me, rather than things i ‘should’ photograph
-outside, digging by james vincent mcmorrow
-thinking on the experiences of newness: the child in this photograph is only 2 years young, and today i ate fruit off a tree for the first time.
in other news
-i will be in portland in 2 days - any suggestions?
6:00 pm • 22 July 2014