Down the Rabbit Hole



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It is extremely difficult to stay alert and attentive, instead of getting hypnotized by the constant monologue inside your own head (may be happening right now). Twenty years after my own graduation, I have come gradually to understand that the liberal arts cliché about teaching you how to think is actually shorthand for a much deeper, more serious idea: learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think. It means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience. Because if you cannot exercise this kind of choice in adult life, you will be totally hosed. Think of the old cliché about ‘the mind being an excellent servant but a terrible master.’

This, like many clichés, so lame and unexciting on the surface, actually expresses a great and terrible truth. It is not the least bit coincidental that adults who commit suicide with firearms almost always shoot themselves in: the head. They shoot the terrible master. And the truth is that most of these suicides are actually dead long before they pull the trigger.

And I submit that this is what the real, no-bullshit value of your liberal arts education is supposed to be about: how to keep from going through your comfortable, prosperous, respectable adult life dead, unconscious, a slave to your head and to your natural default setting of being uniquely, completely, imperially alone day in and day out.

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You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won’t mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever…. connections are made with the heart, not the tongue. C. Joybell C. 

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Becuase you will make a problem that it wasn’t in that place and you will be in trouble… 

 

Becuase you will make a problem that it wasn’t in that place and you will be in trouble… 

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This photo is to reflect the initial hesitation that often accompanies ones ideas; the ideas that struggle between the consideration of unrealistically ridiculous or truly possible in what we hope and dream to accomplish. The ideas that stir in ones mind continuously – yet are often tied to a fear of an unstructured direction; awaiting for a platform of familiarity.
It is in this awareness and my habits that follow – that I now find complete fascination in; and even a source of determination. Are these hesitations based on my own conclusions, and if not, what possibilities exist within them?
I may over think things - but this is the stuff I find so incredibly interesting :)

artchipel:

Alicia Savage | on Tumblr - Wading Sails

on Flickr

This photo is to reflect the initial hesitation that often accompanies ones ideas; the ideas that struggle between the consideration of unrealistically ridiculous or truly possible in what we hope and dream to accomplish. The ideas that stir in ones mind continuously – yet are often tied to a fear of an unstructured direction; awaiting for a platform of familiarity.

It is in this awareness and my habits that follow – that I now find complete fascination in; and even a source of determination. Are these hesitations based on my own conclusions, and if not, what possibilities exist within them?

I may over think things - but this is the stuff I find so incredibly interesting :)

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 ”Fear Strikes Back” at the Fine Art Gallery at George Mason University. Fear Strikes BackART AND EXHIBITSWednesday, October 16, 2013, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Curated by Helen FrederickArtists: Shahla Arbabi, Ed Bisese, Colby Caldwell, David Carlson, Mei Mei Chang, Michele Colburn, Nick Collier, Anna U. Davis, Sam Christian Holmes, Dave Page, Annette Polan, Joyce J. Scott, Julia Kim Smith The theme of “Fear Strikes Back” is derived from James Elkin’s book The Object Stares Back, which supplies reasoning for how we see and how we don’t. Featuring the work of Baltimore – and Washington, D.C. – based artists, this exhibition explores how culturally we deal with our fears and anxieties – many of which are fed to us as distortions of information by media and social networking.George Mason UniversityFine Art Gallery, Art and Design Building4400 University DriveFairfax, VA 22030

meimeichang:

 ”Fear Strikes Back” at the Fine Art Gallery at George Mason University. 

Fear Strikes Back
ART AND EXHIBITS
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 

Curated by Helen Frederick
Artists: Shahla Arbabi, Ed Bisese, Colby Caldwell, David Carlson, 
Mei Mei Chang, Michele Colburn, Nick Collier, Anna U. Davis, Sam Christian Holmes, Dave Page, Annette Polan, Joyce J. Scott, Julia Kim Smith 


The theme of “Fear Strikes Back” is derived from James Elkin’s book The Object Stares Back, which supplies reasoning for how we see and how we don’t. Featuring the work of Baltimore – and Washington, D.C. – based artists, this exhibition explores how culturally we deal with our fears and anxieties – many of which are fed to us as distortions of information by media and social networking.

George Mason University
Fine Art Gallery, Art and Design Building
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

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Anyone who takes the time to be kind is beautiful. Richelle E. Goodrich

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Everyone shakes hands but to really touch a person’s hands, to stroke their fingers, to trace the edges of their nails, you have to really know a person, don’t you? Hands are intimate things. Hands say so much. What’s not In Between 

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