"I have lost and loved and won and cried myself to the person I am today."
My tendency is to get so distracted by the diversity of the many spokes of life, that I am busy but not truly life giving, all over the place but not focused. Henri nouwen
For his collection I Traveled the Seven Seas and I’m Still Alive, photographer Alessandro Puccinelli captured images of garbage taken from the ocean. Puccinelli says of the project, “I wanted to idealize the objects found on the beach, pointing attention to the fact that after being in between storms, waves, and hot sun, these objects are still there.” The photos are an example of how, despite many trials and tribulations, resiliency allows us to remain intact.
"It always seems impossible until it’s done." - Nelson Mandela
Each week a chalkboard in an empty classroom on the third floor of Columbus College of Art & Design is covered in an intricately drawn illustrated quote. An anonymous pair of students, known only as Dangerdust, are responsible for the beautiful and inspiring works. Check out 23 of their chalkboard pieces here.
It’s incredibly strange when you want something with your whole heart, give it your best shot, and don’t get it. One might think it would be incredibly sad and disappointing. Disappointment is there, but also peace in knowing that you gave it your all and we cannot control the outcome despite our best efforts. Peace is not the right word, I don’t have a word to describe the emotion. Its not satisfaction in giving it all, it’s….
Disregard the bag, the sweater holds the gem