Quote taken from the lecture “A Universe from Nothing” by Lawrence M. Krauss.
Mr. Krauss is currently a Professor of Physics and Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. He is one of the most distinguished figures in the field of physics, having been the only scientist to have earned the highest award of all three major U.S. physics societies: the American Physical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers, and the American Institute of Physics.
With his quote, I suppose I wanted to express my point of view that one can speak poetically without the word ‘poet’ attached to one’s name.
Mainly because a pet peeve of mine is the misconception that one has to be an English major or have been involved in a related discipline to be a writer. Or that having such a background automatically makes their work “better” or more noteworthy.
A person can create for the sake of creating, and it can still be good regardless of whether or not they have an artistic background.
Now I’m rambling. Convoluted thoughts. Bleh. I don’t mean to sound pretentious.
Anthony and I went to the Getty Center last week and it was such an amazing experience. The garden was so beautiful with how all the plants, trees and flowers complement each other so cohesively. I can’t believe the amount of time and planning that went into creating the garden so it stays beautiful even when the seasons change.
We also had the chance to look at the French history exhibit. It’s mind blowing how books that existed more than a thousand years ago are still preserved. The amount of detail that went into writing each book and drawing the pictures. I was so excited to see the Irises painting by van Gogh and the ballerina painting Degas’s famous for. The day was so much fun and I can’t wait to go back again!
"Books help to form us. If you cut me open, you will find volume after volume, page after page, the contents of every one I have ever read, somehow transmuted and transformed into me. Alice in Wonderland. the Magic Faraway Tree. The Hound of the Baskervilles. The Book of Job. Bleak House. Wuthering Heights. The Complete Poems of W.H. Auden. The Tale of Mr Tod. Howard’s End. What a strange person I must be. But if the books I have read have helped to form me, then probably nobody else who ever lived has read exactly the same books, all the same books and only the same books as me. So just as my genes and the soul within me make me uniquely me, so I am the unique sum of the books I have read. I am my literary DNA."
This is big news for Burma even if the military junta might have freed her to detract attention from recent rigged elections. She’s such an inspiring person and a symbol of hope and democracy for everyone in Burma. Hopefully this means that there is progress in the future for my country. =)
This really brings back so many memories of my childhood. I grew up watching Winnie the Pooh cartoons and was completely obsessed with everything Pooh. My room was decorated with Pooh decals that were up until I was in college. I had Pooh overalls, pajamas, shirts and skirts! I even still have my Pooh alarm clock which I still use! I will never tire of Pooh Bear. This really makes me miss the simplicity of childhood. I can’t wait til the movie!
"I don’t want to be little again. But at the same time I do. I want to be me like I was then, and me as I am now, and me like I’ll be in the future. I want to be me and nothing but me. I want to be crazy as the moon, wild as the wind and still as the earth. I want to be every single thing it’s possible to be. I’m growing and I don’t know how to grow. I’m living but I haven’t started living yet. Sometimes I simply disappear from myself. Sometimes it’s like I’m not here in the world at all and I simply don’t exist. Sometimes I can hardly think. My head just drifts, and the visions that come seem so vivid."