This isn’t a problem. It’s a new situation requiring a response.
—..a film maker describing how a small, poor, isolated French community responds to whatever arises in life…
My working process is no doubt much the same as yours and the same as many other people. The artistic process seems to be mythologized quite a lot into something far greater than it actually is. It is just hard labor… As anyone who actually writes knows, if you sit down and are prepared, then the ideas come. There’s a lot of different ways people explain that, but, you know, I find that if I sit down and I prepare myself, generally things get done.
The measure of intelligence is the ability to change
—Albert Einstein (via wasbella102)
In Beijing, covered-market vendors sell freshly butchered cuts of meat.
The USDA has forecast a rise in China’s meat consumption in the coming decade, with pork—already the most popular—expected to rise the fastest. Some speculate, however, that less expensive chicken will take a larger share. And appetites for pig ears, innards and a chicken’s feet are more than cultural tradition: Using the whole animal has provided food security for China, and, says Iowa State University economist Dermot Hayes, could provide export opportunities for producers in the U.S.
Image by Rodney White, text by Lynn Hicks, via Instagram. China, 2014.
Grantees Lynn Hicks and Rodney White predict food security challenges faced by China.
poor pigs and chickens and all living creatures.
When you’re lost in thought, your senses aren’t alive. You aren’t hearing the sounds if sirens and babies and dogs and traffic or trees or music or the quiet your life, you aren’t seeing the smiles and the tears or colours or the critters; you aren’t tasting water, salt, sugar, bitter greens, vanilla or chocolate; you aren’t feeling your feet on the ground, or the brush of a kiss on your cheek or fabric against your skin, you aren’t smelling coffee, rain, trees, urban life, the beach or love, or even aware that you are so lost in thought that moments of your life slip by without you noticing because you are lost in thought.
—Not exactly a quote, but inspired by something Tara Brach said in a recent talk about how being lost in thought affects the senses and therefore affects being present….
Fantastic New York Public Library conversation with Malcolm Gladwell on tolerance, criticism, and the importance of changing your mind on a regular basis