Thursday, October 24, 2013

family portrait

I opened Netflix a few days ago and found this on the sign-in page. I think it might just be the most accurate portrait of my family that I've ever seen :)
 If it included Mama and Midge it would be perfect.

Monday, October 21, 2013

my morning

teacher: you will need to find time to get together with your discussion group outside of class.

the other groups: "Can we all meet at 2?", "Let's meet before dinner", etc.

my group:
voice major (who is in the theater performance this weekend): "I have rehearsal from 6-10."
hockey player: "I have practice from 2-4."
other dancer: "I have rehearsals from 4:15-6:30."

So . . . let's meet at the library at 10pm?

Sunday, October 20, 2013

". . . the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord." ~Psalm 33:5b

Saturday, October 19, 2013

"Nevertheless the determining impingement on most knowledge produced in the contemporary West (and here I speak mainly about the United States) is that it be nonpolitical, that is, scholarly, academic, impartial, above partisan or small-minded doctrinal belief. One can have no quarrel with such an ambition on theory, perhaps, but in practice the reality is much more problematic. No one has ever devised a method for detaching the scholar from the circumstances of life, from the fact of his involvement (conscious or unconscious) with a class, a set of beliefs, a social position, or from the mere activity of being a member of a society. These continue to bear on what he does professionally, even though naturally enough his research and fruits do attempt to reach a relative level of freedom from the inhibitions and restrictions of brute everyday reality. For there is such a thing as knowledge that is less, rather than more, partial to the individual (with his entangling and distracting life circumstances) who produces it. Yet this knowledge is not therefore automatically nonpolitical." ~Edward Said in his introduction to Orientalism, 1978

Friday, October 18, 2013

teddy bears are the bestest

While I would contend that no child is innocent, I still think this is adorable :)

. . . and I may still be carrying Woolf around most evenings even though I'm no longer at camp
. . . and I may have been working on my camp scrapbook this morning which made me miss camp . . . so I brought my teddy bear to the living room while I worked on my scrapbook :)
. . . and I may be the only college student who uses her day off to scrapbook with her teddy bear :)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

"Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and great King above all gods. In his hands are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand." ~Psalm 95:1-7a

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

glimpse of the gospel

"Philosophers have tried to tell us that all life is a continuous flux--that nothing is permanent but change. But, somehow, the human soul continually reaches out for something permanent, something enduring. We crave solidarity and the eternal in the midst of the all the evidence that everything is elusive and impermanent." ~Ted Shawn


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

"Let the mind for an instant consider the history of the Redeemer's love, and a thousand enchanting acts of affection will suggest themselves

all of which have had for their design the weaving of the heart into Christ, and the intertwisting of the thoughts and emotions of the renewed soul with the mind of Jesus." 

~Charles Spurgeon

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

interesting links

presently planning a trip to see this sometime before July 13 :)

fascinating . . . and totally creepy :/

yummm (also, here are dairy-free alternatives to sweetened condensed milk)

true story ( . . . but still abiding by the premise that personal happiness is a valuable primary goal)

these articles are so worth your time . . . [I may have spent the last hour reading articles from this blog. I should probably get back to homework now. . . after I read one more post.]

Monday, October 7, 2013

where the eloquence is found

 Ballet is excessively eloquent movement defined in a efficient (and codified) means of verbal communication (i.e. beauty in movement, efficiency in thought).

Modern is efficient (and grounded) movement "defined" in excessively eloquent "streams of consciousness" form of verbal communication (i.e. beauty in thought, efficiency in movement).

* It should be noted that this is a current life observation that certainly cannot be turned into a universal rule (i.e. I am not trying to make a "hasty generalization". I am simply noticing a trend in the classes I am presenting taking).

Saturday, October 5, 2013

"I see the Dance being used as a means of communication between soul to soul--to express what is too deep, too fine for words."

 ~Ruth St. Denis 

Friday, October 4, 2013

note on life

Today in modern I learned that, if you can get past the gross factor, watching grubs is actually good for understanding "shape flow".

Thursday, October 3, 2013

"And suddenly Scheherazad is nowhere to be found
but the stories she unlocked go on and on" 
~excerpt from "So You Think You Know Scheherazad" by Mohja Kahf

far more true than I would like to admit

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

"Despite her hidden sorrow, she said smiling,
'The fact that stories repeat themselves is an indication of their truth, Your Majesty.'"
~Shahrzad in Arabian Nights and Days by Naguib Mahfouz

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

note on life

You know your roommate is thinking a little too far into the future when she says,

"One day we can write our memoirs. Yours will be called Ponderings from a Puritan Princess and mine will be called Confessions from a Catholic Countess.
We can sell them as a box set."