Everyone says the key to happiness is being in the moment. By being present, time slows, appreciation grows and anxiety settles. Most of us are terrible at being here. In the now. Maybe we’re so bad at it because we train ourselves to skip situations. If we sat in the present, a shitty job might be too unbearable. A relationship with the wrong person might cripple us. What we’re supposed to be doing with our time might become so glaringly obvious, the horror of where we are drives us past the moment to a place where we forget. A place where we just simply survive.
Imagine a day spent where every minute was memorable, every accomplishment worthy and each experience special. I wonder if a good, long, satisfying life is as simple as spending some time in the moment and seeing if you want to stay there.
One more test. One more prototype. One more sample. One more iteration. One more re-write. One more tweak. One more tinker. One more de-bug. One more adjustment. One more observation. One more ‘What if’…
For as many people out there wanting features, there are just as many that want less. Don’t forget that we are out there too! We’re just a bit quieter because we’re getting on with things. Limitation breeds creativity. Don’t change a thing, Paper.
Surf Action takes combat veterans surfing to relieve any trauma, injury and whatever else is left over after fighting in a war. Surfing is a pretty special activity, I can’t think of a better way to heal those scars. Check out the stoke on that dudes face!
This clip for Askew One’s latest show ‘Smoke Signals’ represents a strikingly honest and open look into the progression of a prolific artist. There’s no facade here. No bullshit. This is just a guy being totally himself which is somewhat rare to see in a culture of big personalities. I was taken back at how vulnerable and exposed he is in the vid and amazed to hear how he achieved a new level in his work. Look out for that story at 4:20secs.