" known, but unwritten chapters "

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keep kind. keep striving and work hard at your craft. it will pay off.

keep generous, keep open. keep on top of your game, whatever the rules, bend and break them; excel at your flavor of greatness, and apologize whenever absolutely necessary. be humble, and be proud of your accomplishments.

keep brave and adventurous.

keep promises, keep a planner, keep and finish to-do lists. make lots of plans with lots of varied people and really make a focused effort to respect the time you spend together. these are your compatriots, collaborators, and time is a precious commodity, so treat it with respect.

keep a love in your heart, a strength of will in your bones, and pens & paper in your bag.

it's going to be an interesting experience, this life in this time, your time...and there's so much to do.

tonight's homework:

thank someone with a true thanks. they deserve it, and you are lucky to know them aren't you?

(yes you are.)

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" when you know you are in it: a dream "

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i went to scotland with my mom and we were traveling to inverness. i stopped off at the visitor center, and everyone was doing a production of an old traditional ceremony.

somehow through some timing mishap, i entered the staging area at a weird time and was crowned the king of scotland.

then during the procession, I could see the wires and lights, and I knew it was a production, but everyone was being so nice, I didn't say anything.

a little boy hid in the front of my hoodie and we watched the log games. he told me about what was happening.

lots of kilted men filled in and had these long cabers with beer an whiskey, tossed them head over tails and then drank from them. it was physical.

the little boy slipped out and was in the bathroom. when I knocked and asked if he was okay, he said yeah, but that I had a challenge coming up.

all the villagers gathered and threw a long caber into the waters of the cold ocean, and then told me i’d have to surf a wave 50-60ft. high if i was to remain king. the wave looked peet brown an ominous.

as i entered the water, the waves took me high and away and i thought I was going to drown clutching to this caber. a woman in a slip appeared between the waves and grabbed onto my floating body. she steered me back to shore and then swam away.

back on land, everyone was waiting in the hall of the visitor center and dressed in casual clothing. when i entered, my friend becca was dancing with the boy and smiling.

she turned to see me and was very surprised, exclaiming "what are you doing here? this is so crazy!" i agreed. her and my mom sat down, and i gave a speech thanking the people for letting me be their king, even if it was for part of the day.

everyone laughed and we all went outside. i took a polaroid, and people congratulated me. I was going to miss them.

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 finding inspiration in those artists who have found a way to live a creative life. love with geometry, techniques and skill-sets intermingling with each other. 
 collaborators, dreamers, troubleshooters, troublemakers, tandem adventurers, explorers, partners in crimes who are against not using your mind, heart, brain, soul, passions. 
 i travel far distances to seek out those same attributes in myself, and knowing that there is every potential that i too inhabit the same abilities as those who shine and instill wonder. 
 there may be many miles to go before i sleep, but this waking dream is ever-expanding. 
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finding inspiration in those artists who have found a way to live a creative life. love with geometry, techniques and skill-sets intermingling with each other.

collaborators, dreamers, troubleshooters, troublemakers, tandem adventurers, explorers, partners in crimes who are against not using your mind, heart, brain, soul, passions.

i travel far distances to seek out those same attributes in myself, and knowing that there is every potential that i too inhabit the same abilities as those who shine and instill wonder.

there may be many miles to go before i sleep, but this waking dream is ever-expanding.

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 weekends at times are such simple things. blessed and restful, adventurous and calm, creative and mindless, all at the same time. 
 it is in the in between moments, where some of the best ideas permeate the gray matter, and make themselves known. 
 big ups to the weekend, and the sad beauty of their briefness. 
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weekends at times are such simple things. blessed and restful, adventurous and calm, creative and mindless, all at the same time.

it is in the in between moments, where some of the best ideas permeate the gray matter, and make themselves known.

big ups to the weekend, and the sad beauty of their briefness.

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 multiple winterstorms, wave after wave, ebb and flow over and through. 
 wrapped up in layers, the city is now populated with groaning and bundled textile zombies. 
 through slim slits created between scarves and furred hats, beady eyes glint and dart before heavy-lidded they rest somewhere between the foreground and shuffling feet. 
 home, indoors, or any warm combination of a room with hot foods or drink are now sought out with a magnetic draw which is nigh absolute with no deviation. 
 as i climb the stairs home, i find that my mythical and literal unicorn was in the hallway of my apartment all along. 
 signifying miraculous healing powers and a pure inner light, i entered a winter drone, and found inside a tremendous sense of serenity evergreen. 
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multiple winterstorms, wave after wave, ebb and flow over and through.

wrapped up in layers, the city is now populated with groaning and bundled textile zombies.

through slim slits created between scarves and furred hats, beady eyes glint and dart before heavy-lidded they rest somewhere between the foreground and shuffling feet.

home, indoors, or any warm combination of a room with hot foods or drink are now sought out with a magnetic draw which is nigh absolute with no deviation.

as i climb the stairs home, i find that my mythical and literal unicorn was in the hallway of my apartment all along.

signifying miraculous healing powers and a pure inner light, i entered a winter drone, and found inside a tremendous sense of serenity evergreen.

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i love that you can find so many daily opportunities to be inspired, share with others, laugh with strangers. deconstruct the day into easily consumable portions.

even if you think nothing is happening, maybe you’re not acknowledging the fact that you may be someone else’s happening, and by staying indoors on the weekend, you’re denying someone your sense of radness.

everything in transition. it’s in the details as well as the broad strokes. we just need to keep our eyes open.

we just need to keep our hearts open.

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 returning back to the apartment after a weekend away. 
 in your absence, the world grew colder and began to snow. the streets wept, the sound of laughter left the city, and all around was swirling hollow winds through the empty blocks. 
 now, waiting for the tea kettle to whistle, i can see why we always work so well together, and why tomorrow is arriving much too soon for my taste. 
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returning back to the apartment after a weekend away.

in your absence, the world grew colder and began to snow. the streets wept, the sound of laughter left the city, and all around was swirling hollow winds through the empty blocks.

now, waiting for the tea kettle to whistle, i can see why we always work so well together, and why tomorrow is arriving much too soon for my taste.

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 the city is cooling, and what a delightful respite from the encroaching icy gale of winter’s breath, than to take refuge at a friend’s place. 
 homemade malay curried soups with noodles, young bamboo shoots, and tofu. supper-club loveliness followed by engaging conversations about everything, and a smattering of sweet delectables. 
 invite all good things into your heart, give it all back tenfold, and expect nothing while receiving everything. 
 count your blessings, and make something amazing for someone else every day. 
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the city is cooling, and what a delightful respite from the encroaching icy gale of winter’s breath, than to take refuge at a friend’s place.

homemade malay curried soups with noodles, young bamboo shoots, and tofu. supper-club loveliness followed by engaging conversations about everything, and a smattering of sweet delectables.

invite all good things into your heart, give it all back tenfold, and expect nothing while receiving everything.

count your blessings, and make something amazing for someone else every day.

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