May 20, 1990: Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson’s remarkable Kenyon College commencement address on creative integrity.
creator remarkable Kenyon College
by R. Visalda
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yesterday in broad daylight three boys grabbed me from behind. stuck 3 guns in my face and pushed me down. strangled my neck clawed my face. all for the purse i was carrying that had no money in it. just a purse big enough that i can pack lunch to work.
thank goodness that’s all they had time to do before they jumped into a van and drove away. i legit thought they were gonna take me and rape me.
which made me think of all the people in the world that aren’t as lucky. i broke down later that night talking to my roommate, about how people do this, how it’s such a common thing to grab people and children and hurt them. For every person like me who made it out, there’s as many people and more who end up dead. Being intimidated as fuck on the ground, with three boys on top of me, that fear. that helplessness. i can only imagine what a rape victim goes through. That was traumatic enough, and this happens way too often. And I felt even more helpless knowing I can’t do much to stop it. Sometimes there is no one physically around to help a victim.
WHY. is this such a common part of life? Why are the most helpless - children especially, who often don’t even know that those crimes even exist yet- preyed upon in such large numbers? What can we do to prevent it? To actually instill empathy and peace in people ?
I don’t know. I’m in a strange mood after yesterday. Need to re-up on faith in humanity.
“Bang” - printed on ivory bond paper.
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“and Nothing More” - printed on 8.5” x 11” ivory paper. Rachel Visalda
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Only this and nothing more.. - Edgar Allan Poe
Long Term Exposure of Mating Gold Fireflies
Japanese photographer Yuki Karo goes to various places around Maniwa and Okayama Prefectures in Japan and uses long exposure to capture some stunning shots of mating gold fireflies.
IF THE SAME NEGATIVE OUTCOME KEEPS OCCURRING, THE COMMON DENOMINATOR IS YOU.