Monday, March 14, 2011

Devastating

The photos and stories and videos from New Zealand, and now Japan, are heart-stopping. Perhaps we live in a time when the earth has had enough of us. She shudders and knocks some of us off her crust. She sloshes an a few thousand more are cleared away. The radioactive materials that have been painfully extracted from her heart could be swallowed up and buried again.

These troublesome and destructive creatures known as humans will some day be eradicated. 

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

30 images

Day 1 - A picture of yourself.


Day 2 - A picture of you and a person you used to be close with.


Day 3 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show. Portlandia - a new favorite.


Day 4 - A picture of something you wish you could forget.


Day 5 - A picture of your favorite memory.


Day 6 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day.


Day 7 - A picture of your most treasured item.

Day 8 - A picture that makes you laugh.


Day 9 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most.


Day 10 - A picture of the person you do the silliest things with.


Day 11 - A picture of something you hate.


Day 12 - A picture of something you love.


Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist.


Day 14 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without.


Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die.


Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you.


Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently.


Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity.


Day 19 - A picture of you when you were little.


Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel.


Day 21 - A picture of your favorite night.



Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at.


Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book.


Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change.


Day 25 - A picture of your favorite day.


Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you.


Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member.


Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of.


Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile.


Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss

Anyone Can Sing

Anyone Can Sing


Anyone can sing. You just open your mouth,
and give shape to a sound. Anyone can sing.
What is harder, is to proclaim the soul,
to initiate a wild and necessary deepening:
to give the voice broad, sonorous wings
of solitude, grief, and celebration,
to fill the body with the echoes of voices
lost long ago to bravery, and silence,
to prise the reluctant heart wide open,
to witness defeat, to suffer contempt,
to shrink, lose face, go down in ignominy,
to retreat to the last dark hiding-place
where the tattered remnants of your pride
still gather themselves around your nakedness,
to know these rags as your only protection
and yet still open - to face the possibility
that your innermost core may hold nothing at all,
and to sing from that - to fill the void
with every hurt, every harm, every hard-won joy
that staves off death yet honours its coming,
to sing both full and utterly empty,
alone and conjoined, exiled and at home,
to sing what people feel most keenly
yet never acknowledge until you sing it.
Anyone can sing. Yes. Anyone can sing.

~ William Ayot ~