Thursday, January 30, 2014

So, What's Next?

With this being my penultimate entry for this project, I find myself thinking about what I should do next.

I think that the shock that I am actually approaching the completion of a project, instead of just going at it for 3 days or so and then abandoning it for a year or more is making me all giddy with possibility. Completing this project means that I am actually capable of wanting to do something that sticking to it. It means that I may actually  be able to overcome my self doubt and just DO. I might be able to actually live a more creative life, and not just mourn over my inability to. It means that, if I keep trying different things, perhaps I will finally find the thing that I am good at. Find my groove, my rhythm, my heart song.

One of my favorite quotes from Albert Einstein (allegedly) is:

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."

I think that I am that much closer to believing that. And maybe that much closer to finding my genius, whatever it is.

Driving Across America By Myself from Ari Fararooy on Vimeo. I love this video, I mean it's just amazing. And who knows, maybe I'll even be able to create something as good as this someday. Gotta keep going to find out.

(photo above: photo of me sitting in the lap of the Albert Einstein memorial statue down by the National Mall here in DC. I had always seen images of this statue and yet I never knew where it was. So, one day, on a little outing with one of my friends, she showed me where it actually was, and we snapped a few pics. I find Albert Einstein so interesting, and the more I hear about him, the more I am impressed by him not just as a mathematician and scientist, but as a human being. From his strong feelings against segregation to his belief that everyone is a genius at something, he truly seems to embody the type of view that people should have on the world. Now, whether or not these are his actual views or not, I cannot be 100% sure (it is the internet after all), but if he did, he's a stand-up guy in my book.)

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