I found this mesmerizing. The narrative effectively unfolds on a computer desktop because we understand the nuances of today’s modern digital age. Certain parts hit eerily close to home, almost in an uncomfortable, you have-to-laugh-it-off, kind of way. It’s 17 minutes long, but is mindful of it’s ADD audience with fast cuts and frenetic pace. Watch please.
Noah, a short film that debuted at the Toronto International FIlm Festival, illustrates the flitting attention span and lack of true connection in digital culture more clearly than anything else in recent memory. (Warning: NSFW)
"I have nothing now but praise for my life. I’m not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more. … What I dread is the isolation. … There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready."
Heart wrenching quote from one of the most captivating interviews Maurice Sendak did before he died. Happy 50th Anniversary to Where the Wild Things Are. (via NPR Fresh Air)
Agreed. Jon Stewart’s humility was not only genuine but palpable during his interview with this remarkable 16 year old woman. Her courage and her achievements at such a young age are personally convicting. She’s changing the world. When I was 16, I was changing hairstyles.
Waxing nostalgic on a Saturday afternoon: Remember to Breathe by Dashboard Confessional. This version is so poignantly emo that when I first heard it, I literally burst into tears.
A toast to the soundtrack of my very emo adolescence - while I may no longer spiral as effortlessly into a cloud of pitiful sadness at the thought of every relationship “what if” or body image self doubt, your tunes aptly articulated the perplexities of my formative youth. So, thanks. Here’s looking at you: Dashboard Confessional, Jimmy Eat World,Taking Back Sunday, Saves the Day, Waking Ashland, Cute is What We Aim For….and the original Broadway cast of RENT.