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Imagination: To Worlds That Never Were

The night before last I was in a theta brain wave state—on the edge of sleep when, for no reason, scenes from the movie Contact started streaming through the creases of my gray matter. Continue reading

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“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” -Zora Neale Hurston

Hey everyone. We’re in the final stretch of 2013 and the holidays are upon us. Could you use a ‘pick-me-up’? I had planned to have a post published this week, but my advocacy work has kept me quite busy so it’s on the back burner for the time being. (Sorry Ned —  Btw, I’ve ‘chosen’ to enjoy the fruitcake. 😛 ) I’m going to be offline for a couple of days, but wanted to bring to your attention this awesome post by Madalyn at Wary Wonderlust a.k.a. Musings of a Muggle in Converse, so I’m reblogging it.  Please be sure to take 10 minutes of your time to watch the David Foster Wallace video within the link on Madalyn’s post. I can’t recommend it enough. Both Madalyn and David are spot on.  Check out the post and see what I mean.  – ღ –
Cheers,
Victoria

Wary Wonderlust

There are less than two weeks of 2013 left. End of the year holidays are coming and going, along with all the joy and frustration they bring. One of the many traditions being practiced is the creation of New Year’s resolutions, along with the expected failure to uphold the proposed commitments. We humans have a fantastic ability to complain – about the uncontrollable, about others, and about ourselves too. This ability is only matched by our certainty that we would be so happy if only (insert personalized dream solution here) would happen.

The trouble (as we all must admit to ourselves) is that even when we get what we want, problems still abound. I’m not going over anything groundbreaking here, but seeing as we’re still ignoring our own advice, it bears repeating.

For all of their maligned simplicity, our everyday platitudes are usually pretty accurate (even when they’re contradictory). We…

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