Love costs all we are

and will ever be.

Yet it is only love.

Which sets us free.

Maya Angelou, A Brave and Startling Truth

“Talking about virtual reality is like dancing about architecture.”

Chris Milk, CEO of Within, a VR company

Jellyfish and Things

Two quotes from author Haruki Murakami that make me think about what it all means:

“Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That’s part of what it means to be alive.”

“What we see before us is just one tiny part of the world. We get in a habit of thinking, this is the world, but that’s not true at all. The real world is a much darker and deeper place than this, and much of it is occupied by jellyfish and things.”

You’ll need coffee shops and sunsets and roadtrips. Airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living, breathing, screaming invitation to believe better things.

Jamie Tworkowski, Creative Director of To Write Love on Her Arms

When You Want to “Play It Safe…”

“But if you judge safety to be the paramount consideration in life you should never, under any circumstances, go on long hikes alone. Don’t take short hikes alone, either – or, for that matter, go anywhere alone. And avoid at all costs such foolhardy activities as driving, falling in love, or inhaling air that is almost certainly riddled with deadly germs. Wear wool next to the skin. Insure every good and chattel you possess against every conceivable contingency the future might bring, even if the premiums half-cripple the present. Never cross an intersection against a red light, even when you can see all roads are clear for miles. And never, of course, explore the guts of an idea that seems as if it might threaten one of your more cherished beliefs. In your wisdom you will probably live to be a ripe old age. But you may discover, just before you die, that you have been dead for a long, long time.”

– Colin Fletcher, Complete Walker III

Out of the Mouthes of Babes

“Las Vegas is all about gambling. It’s really sad” 

“The worst thing about telling someone to “walk it off” is what if they have a broken leg, they can’t walk it off.”

Me: “I have to go finish something for school.” 8 year old cousin: “Wait, what do you like most in the world?” Me: [haha] “That’s a big question.” That cousin’s twin sister: “God?”

8 year old cousin: “Why do we have wars? I mean, we’re just fighting each other because we’re all humans.”

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