glamour lost.

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I never really followed her and I wasn’t going to post any sort of reaction. But then my friend Kelly posted this marvelous quote and I couldn’t resist, I had to share it with you. Here goes:

I never planned to acquire a lot of jewels or a lot of husbands. For me, life happened, just as it does for anyone else. I have been supremely lucky in my life in that I have known great love, and of course I am the temporary custodian of some incredible and beautiful things. But I have never felt more alive than when I watched my children delight in something, never more alive than when I have watched a great artist perform, and never richer than when I have scored a big check to fight AIDS. Follow your passion, follow your heart, and the things you need will come.

Dame Elizabeth Taylor.

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thinking.

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This relatively short video has me thinking about capitalism’s future in our world. With thought-provoking statements like “[people want] value that’s authentic, value that’s sustainable and value that’s meaningful”, Umair Haque has me wondering why more people aren’t realizing this? That so much of what modern capitalism is built on is a sort of cycle of a business making profits while hurting the environment and communities. His book, The New Capitalist Manifesto has officially been added to my reading list.

borscht7.

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The BORSCHT7 Film Festival showcases films that show Miami, the real Miami.

I have to say, while I lived in New York City I always thought that I was living in a city that really understood culture. And it does. Creativity has been respected in NYC for a long time. It makes it easy to access and even more importantly, easy to get out to the masses. So many talented and creative Miami people would move to NYC because that’s what you did. That’s where you went if you wanted to make it. When I decided to move back to Miami, I was nervous I’d lose that. That my only outlet for creativity would be within my studies at Miami Ad School. That really hasn’t been the case.

Something’s brewing in Miami. The people here are splitting their time between the two cities, unable anymore to completely loosen their hold with their hometown. It’s complex to be from Miami. To be from a city that is seen as a superficial, transitory vacation-town. To come back and discover day by day that it’s so much more.

Looking forward to checking out how my hometown sees itself. I promise it’s not all palm trees and beaches.

Here’s to discovering.

our hearts to yours.

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There isn’t much to say.

Never having lived in an area where the natural disaster of choice is earthquakes, I cannot even fathom what it is like to suddenly have the ground beneath you lose control. Seeing footage of what’s happened in Japan sent chills down my spine. The death toll is expected to rise over 1,000.

We’re thinking of you over here. And we hope you’re ok.

An easy way to help: text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.

(photo from NYT)