in the last couple of years, i've come to many many realizations.
had several epiphanies..
i've been busy.
something that may seem somewhat superficial
.. but, in a way is "bigger picture" is my appreciation for things that lie outside of mainstream culture.
beyond what the typical, average person likes or to which he or she is accustomed.
a somewhat silly example when i open my closet each morning:
purposely mismatching clothing
making ugly things appear pretty, desirable in the right outfit
on a daily basis, it seems this applies to everything:: :
even who my friends are.
.. who i thought they would be. who they ended up being.
and I LOVE This about my life.
everything out of the ordinary. becomes my ordinary
I find pleasure looking beyond.
in fact, it's an activity i've asked my students to do each year.
encourage them to stretch their boundaries_
those 'DO NOT CROSS' lines start to form even as young as nine and ten.
i stumbled upon this video today
and in all of its oddities.. .
absolutely loved it.
it is a creative .vision
when something can spin my mind around and set it back upside down,
i'm grateful to have encountered it as part of my day