“After you’re dead and buried and floating around whatever place we go to, what’s going to be your best memory of earth? What one moment for you defines what it’s like to be alive on this planet. What’s your takeaway? Fake yuppie experiences that you had to spend money on, like white water rafting or elephant rides in Thailand don’t count. I want to hear some small moment from your life that proves you’re really alive.”—Douglas Coupland, Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture
“My own someday daughter, when you approach me, already stung, stained with insecurity. Begging..”Mom, will I be pretty? Will I be pretty?” I will wipe that question from your mouth like cheap lipstick and answer, “NO.” “The word ‘pretty’ is unworthy of everything you will be and no child of mine will be contained in five letters. You will be pretty intelligent, pretty creative, pretty amazing, but you will never be merely pretty.”—katie makkai (via inherhipstheresrevolutions)
Girl: I don’t know. There’s such distance between me and him. He’s so much different to me and so much older. It doesn’t really work. I’m fine on my own, you know? It’s just, I don’t want Ivonka to grow up without a father.
I was thinking I could make a 365 photo project starting today til the end of 2011. Well, the first was over but I can always cheat and put a photo for the first. Haha. I will. I will. It will probably be like a photo journal ;) Yes, something to do for 2011. Happy New Year!