Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Not So Daft

With regard to the artistic control and freedom:
"We've got much more control than money. You can't get everything. We live in a society where money is what people want, so they can't get the control. We chose. Control is freedom. People say we're control freaks, but control is controlling your destiny without controlling other people. We're not trying to manipulate other people, just controlling what we do ourselves. Controlling what we do is being free. People should stop thinking that an artist that controls what he does is a bad thing. A lot of artists today are just victims, not having control, and they're not free. And that's pathetic. If you start being dependent on money, then money has to reach a point to fit your expenses."

 ~Thomas Bangalter
                   of Daft Punk 


Monday, May 6, 2013

Further Thanks

1. Feed your fitness. Starve your mediocrity."

2. “Where you are today isn't a product of your ability to succeed.”

3. "Don't think of it as a challenge, think of it as an opportunity. The universe will never give you more than you can handle."

4. "Strength doesn't come from your muscles, it comes from courage."
5. "It's delicious."

6. "Work hard, so you can play harder!"

7. "Give up, give in, or give it all you've got."

8. "Feel the fear, and do it anyway!"

9. "If they're not burnin’, you’re not workin’."

10. "Last set! Put it all out there and leave nothing behind!"

11. "This is not only the place where you come to strengthen your soul, it's also the place where you achieve success."

12. "Close your eyes, ride your bike, appreciate your body."

13. "Every time you step in here you’re getting closer and closer to your goal. Stay determined."

14. "Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, others make it happen."

15. “You made it here, now make it worthwhile!”

16. “You are changing your body in this moment!”

17. “Don't quit when it gets hard; that is when you build strength!”

18. “If you want enlightenment, lighten up.”

19. “Sometimes what is in the way, is the way.”

20. “Average effort yields average results.”

21. “Find an excuse, or find a way.”

22. “It's not about the strength of your body; it's about the strength of your mind.”

23. "The best things in the life are the ones you work the hardest for."

24. “Pain is temporary, but results last forever."

25. "You gotta give it to get it."
Today I went to Merrit College.
I updated my application
and I'm good to enroll for classes.
It felt like a step in the right direction.
Today I am one step closer.

Thank you.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

At the Clinic

Beautiful girls,
coming and going,
talking and waiting,

Old women and men,
hand in hand,
sewing and chewing,

Young couple with kids,
tiny scoundrels,
loud screeches,
running wild.

Me in my office,
clicking absurdly,
thinking abruptly,
How could he have been so cruel to her?
She is, after-all, just a girl
She reads probably more than anyone he knows,
and quite swiftly.
And writes!
What a shame it is that he did not get the chance
to read one of her journals.
What a shame, indeed.
Though, she was a bit crazy,
childish, and a drunk,
she still cared, longed, tasted,
and touched
very much
like a human being.
How could he have been so careless?
The heart is both resolute and fragile.
Had he not ever before had his heart broken?
Smashed! Corrupted! Shattered! in a similar
manner to what he did to her?
Yes, in fact, he had. By those before her,
and those before them, and so on.
Though, he is a bit crazy,
he still cares, longs, taste,
and touches
very much
like a human being.