Woah, these episode titles, if read in order, read like a sentence:
Not losing to the rain, not losing to the wind, not losing to the storm; never losing that smile. That’s how I wish to be, beautiful and strong.
What I had to say to you, moreover, would not take long, to wit: Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience BECOMING, to find out what’s inside you, to MAKE YOUR SOUL GROW.
Advice from 84-year-old Kurt Vonnegut's lovely letter to a high school class, a sentiment Milton Glaser recently echoed equally beautifully – a wonderful addition to history’s best meditations on the purpose of art and the notion of art as self-discovery.
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I see a lot of artists nowadays that create art just to get recognition. Rather than creating because it’s part of their soul; they do it to escape from normality and mediocrity. Like if you do something artistic, all of a sudden, you’re not just Jim, the guy who works night-shifts at the grocery…
I wonder if Spanish-speaking countries have cheesy chemistry jokes, like “¿Estas hecho de iron(ii) oxide? ¡Porque eres FeO!”.
I like having a body where I can perform at full speed all the time. But then I look back at my nonexistent immune system and how often I get sick and wonder if the tradeoff is really worth it.
I had forgotten all about that piece of antique. But I still remember how I felt that night when I decided to give it to you. How weird it is for it to appear after all this time.
"There’s a lot of pressure being the child of immigrants."
“My mother is Thai, my father is from Chile. They met while working at a restaurant. There’s a knowledge among first generation immigrants— that they aren’t going to be the ones to achieve the American Dream. They have to work hard and struggle so that their children will have a shot at it. So they educate their children and pass the Dream along to them. And now I have an obligation to make more fucking money than them, to live the American Dream, to validate all the risks they took and everything they went through. And that’s a heavy burden.”
When I say, “I love you,” it’s not because I want you or because I can’t have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You’re a hell of a person.
I want to thank you for always being there for me in my times of need and for continuing to be there for me through everything. You were there in the beginning when I wasn’t me yet, and you’re still here after I’ve learned a lot in this new world. I really have missed you in my life, and I sincerely wish you the best. We’ll only be friends, but friends we will always remain.