Friday, February 19, 2010

two things.

first, let's talk about john cage.
amazing composer, smart guy.
here's a quote that has shaped the last few weeks of mine:

"Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it FASCINATING."
--John Cage
I have hence adapted an exercise from a keri smith book, and have made a list of fascinating sounds. (you know i love lists).

  • zippers hitting the sides of the dryer
  • different people's footsteps
  • whispers
  • cars driving by out the window
  • laughs
  • attempted silence
  • rain
  • breathing
  • low voices
  • applause
  • heartbeats
  • smiles. (yes. smiles make sounds.)
that's all i really have to say about sounds. sorry. nothing deep about that.

second, i would like to share with you (yes another!) list. this one is of realizations i have come across.

  • i am not a self help book.
  • live by example.
  • love comes in every form imaginable.
  • don't take one person's advice. the best advice is that of everyone combined.
  • i'm not lost, just undiscovered.
  • every state is temporary and transitory.
  • eat chocolate.
  • dance like a fool. even if it makes you sore the next day.
  • things about me are not part of my identity.
  • keep good things. get rid of bad things. (it might help to smash some plates with the names of things you don't like on them.)
  • life needs comic relief.
  • i'm special because of everything i am combined. i don't need to be the best at any one part of me. i need to be the best at being me all together.
  • the end of the book will always be happy. the end of the chapters won't be.
  • everyday is a new beginning. you don't know when the first day of the rest of your life is going to happen.
  • know your name.
  • it's a wonderful world.

By: Hannah

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you look really good today!