Saturday, May 11, 2013

I Love The Water


Dear Jennifer,
Thank you for sharing this video. Sometimes, I think the things we enjoy the most are those that resonate, that reflect back the truth we believe, the ideals we hold up, admire. I want to say, in a modest, unassuming way... I see the water. I feel it all around me. But I do sometimes forget, or maybe it's that it overwhelms me, and I feel it like a weight, a too expansive realm. I woke up feeling a bit of that heaviness.

The commencement speech, by David Foster Wallace pulled me out of a bit of a spiral. I needed this, Jennifer. Thank you.

And hey, however any of you are feeling today, I hope you will listen to this speech. It's up lifting... not a grand remedy, not a superficial trifle, but the kind of truth that simply resonates and raises your thoughts, and spirit.

3 comments:

  1. I like that speech a lot. I know exactly what he means.

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  2. I am so, so glad that you took the time to watch, and that it resonated with you as I so knew it would. I, too, strive to see the water every day, to think about the world beyond my own self, to allow space for people around me to be...human.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this, Natalie. I like the way he frames choices, education, freedom. I especially like his message that the world just may not revolve around us and our petty problems. Honestly, is being stuck in a grocery line really that big a deal in comparison to what's going on in Syria, Sudan or North Korea?

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