First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
~ Epictetus, (source)
Last week Harper Lee’s book To Kill a Mockingbird was produced and released as an audiobook. It’s amazing to me that such a rich book took so long for someone to see their way clear to create an audio version. As I conduct my examination of truth through art. I am often reminded Atticus’s (Harper Lee’s) words to Scout as she was curled up on his lap. Ms. Lee expressed so well what I fumble around trying to express my ideas about what comprises reality. This is what Atticus told her daughter, “you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” This idea evolves around the ideas of perception and the concept of understanding reality and self.
It is personal issues that have affected my life and cause me to do what I do. The strength comes from you, the friends and family that surround me. ~ Bill Hendricks
Short lives but powerful impact—small, bright, sturdy. Getting antsy for another car trip. Semester coming to an end with only a few weeks to go. I am spending a lot of time studying Twitter Bootstrap and passing my knowledge on the my students. I am reminded daily as I continue to research and study my subject areas that this isn’t working at all—just following my passion. How lucky I was to walk through the fire of fear and have the faith that art wasn’t a waste of time.
I may not be showing my artwork currently but I am grateful that my work still impacts so many lives.