One without a myth is like one uprooted, having no true link either with the past, or with the ancestral life which continues within him, or yet with contemporary human society. To know your myth is the task of all tasks.+Carl Jung via JJH
Legs heavy. Air heavy. Like I’m in water. You’ve been there before. Another dream room. Open up that door, old man. Get up. Get out.+Will Smith in Ali (2001)
We used to have a map of a frontier that could be anything. The web isn’t young anymore, though. It’s settled. It’s been prospected and picked through. Increasingly, it feels like we decided to pave the wilderness, turn it into a suburb, and build a mall. And I hate this map of the web, because it only describes a fraction of what it is and what’s possible. We’ve taken an opportunity for connection and distorted it to commodify attention. That’s one of the sleaziest things you can do.Frank Chimero, What Screens Want (via secretcities)
the 55th random act of beauty: what makes a man
(in collaboration with the White Ribbon Campaign)
With some of my favorite people. Look for the red beanie.
Mon ami, Jon, l’a écrit.
Signal vs. Noise.
"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in." - Greek proverb— Craig Kielburger (@craigkielburger) November 18, 2013
1. Arrive with an open mind.
2. Wonder and Wander.
3. Stutter and Stumble.
4. Mutter and Mumble.
5. Fumble and Flutter.
6. Remember the invisible “Handle with Care” sign that we’re all born with.
7. Keep an open heart. (Don’t lose heart)
*Feel free to rearrange and add.
Bonus: Consider eating the butterflies in your stomach. They will return anyhow. (Thanks for the reminder, George Montgomery)
"You can ask them to imagine his stories as all about a kind of door. To envision us approaching and pounding, not just wanting admission but needing it; we don’t know what it is but we can feel it, this total desperation to enter, pounding and ramming and kicking. That, finally, the door opens … and it opens outward - we’ve been inside what we wanted all along. Das ist komisch."
+David Foster Wallace on Kafka being funny, Consider the Lobster and Other Essays
Nice to see you again, Jon.
We feel this stands as a symbol of the insatiable curiosity of all mankind to explore the unknown.+Buzz Aldrin via The North Face: The Explorer
The machine itself makes no demands and holds out no promises. It is the human spirit that makes demands and keeps promises.+Red, via John Maeda
Great mentors, by their example, humanize us.+John Maeda, Designing for Simplicity