“Nobody does themes. It’s a lie. Who have your heard say ‘I’ve thought of a good theme?’ They happen accidentally. You repeat yourself once too often and so it becomes a theme. We tell stories – that’s what people talk about, not themes.”
via overthinkingit.com (“Fixing Dr. Who: Season Five Edition”)
“I loved my father,” Paul thought. and knew this for truth. “I should mourn him… I should feel something…”
– Frank Herbert, Dune
In other news, my weather- and water-obsessed past two posts have combined to create this singularly uncomfortable Minnesota day. Not only did it rain (see photo), but it also sleeted. And then snowed in earnest. There was a thin layer of slush when I went out tonight (your humble narrator, of course, wiped out completely). I wish this state would make up its mind. What’s so difficult with a constant fifty degrees, Minnesota?
“Am I obsessive? I am a designer so yes, I guess I am.”
— Mark Blamire, co-funder of the “50-Helvetica” exhibition at Design Museum in London.
In the applied arts we learn to please people, we learn strategies of pleasing others. Pleasing yourself or expressing yourself, the confessing self, is not pertinent within the applied arts. It might be terribly interesting but it’s not exactly what we’re looking for.
“Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.”
— Philip K. Dick
This takes on special meaning when you realize it’s coming from the guy who wrote “Blade Runner” and “A Scanner Darkly.”
Random trivia: the “K” stands for “Kindred.”
The image (which I cropped) is wallpaper, find it here.
When just plain “juicy” isn’t juicy enough. Coined by Stephen Colbert:
“I promise, if elected, I will crush the state of Georgia,” Colbert told the [South Carolinian] crowd. “Our peaches are more numerous than Georgia’s. They are more juiciful.”
“Colbert’s Presidency Seems To End“, ABC News
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”