Sunday, March 3, 2013

Better dreams

The Lord has better plans for me than I would ever dream of for myself

Saturday, March 2, 2013

It is well, with my soul

Quiet Saturday afternoon, sitting in my room, hearing nothing but the faint sound of cars in the distance.
Spotting a few rays of sun through my window, warming the roof of the building across the road
Flipping through old blog posts, laughing at the thoughts of 22-year old me.
Enjoying the evanescent feeling of contentment, of being happy with life as it is.

It is well, with my soul

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Walking on the sea and other things

Finland in Winter

Finland in the Summer (at 11pm)

                                           London (on most days of the year)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Dumb charades

I woke up this morning to a video posted by many of my friends on Facebook- a video called Dumb Charades. What starts out as a cute family ad, however, quickly morphs into something that you would like to wish away- a tale of child sexual abuse.

True, the subject isn't new but there is a poignancy with which the director handles the issue, primarily because he doesn't take recourse to using jargon. The story is told as the child is best equipped to tell it, as part of a game, through his actions. It's hard to capture the effect that the ad has, in words, but it does serve as a stark reminder of how vulnerable children are and how parents can be caught off guard.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Ira Glass on why your work disappoints you!

 “Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”