Yeah, so it’s not Thursday, but I’m throwin’ it back anyway. I’m listening to Morning View in my cubicle today, pretending I’m still a kid with no responsibility and a boner for Incubus. Don’t even act like you didn’t listen to this too. Go ahead and pretend to judge me, we all know the truth.
With the rise of the internet and, specifically, social media, artists are more accessible than ever. Visual artists, musicians, authors, and even celebrities are no longer just people we admire and wonder about from afar. Things like Twitter and Instagram have made it to where it’s not that surprising for some of us to know what someone like Justin Bieber had for breakfast.
"We talk about being an artist as though it were something that we would arrive at one distant day with a grand ceremony. Well, it’s not. We don’t need to wait. You are an artist (dancer, chef, poet, painter) now. You may be flawed, you may need to get better than you are, but welcome to the human journey."
"To live every day as if it has been stolen from death, that is how I would like to live. To feel the joy of life… To separate oneself from the burden, the angst, the anguish that we all encounter every day. To say I am alive, I am wonderful, I am. I am. That is something to aspire to."