Today ends Week One of NaBloPoMo.
Woohoo! Posting everyday was not easy. I also tried to read a few posts from other BlogHer bloggers, and it was fun and exciting to read their posts. I liked one, Stirrup Queens. She’s a blogger who offers microblogging as another approach to sharing information, but I find myself having a hard time narrowing a post down to 1-8 sentences. For NaBloPoMo, I might give it a go.
For your viewing pleasure, if you feel like you’re reading too much information on the Internet, here’s a video to encourage you to never stop reading.
Lisa Bu explains how one shattered dream led her to a new passion, comparative literature. Her bilingual abilities helped her to read books from different perspectives of the same thought, place, or idea. And when Ms. Bu was shown a map of the world in the U.S., she had a visual epiphany:
“It had never occurred to me that China doesn’t have to be at the center of the world. A map actually carries somebody’s view.”
That’s my favorite quote from Ms. Lisa Bu’s TED Talk: (You can begin watching at 3:05, but I recommend watching her entire talk.)
So true, Ms. Bu. So true.
If there’s anything I’ve learned from photography is that a photograph is trying to convey a point of view.
There’s no such thing as an objective image.
Whatever you’re up to this weekend, let’s continue on the path towards reading, wrestling, growing, and learning. I certainly could take that advice more often.
Piano Man has been totally engrossed in reading these days, and his new favorite author of the month is Johnathan Rand. Last month it was Dave Pilkey and Lincoln Pierce. Last summer it was Bill Watterson. Who knows who it’ll be will next month, but I’m grateful that he’s taken to reading, drawing, and writing. In fact, he recently told us that he’d like to grow up and become an author someday.
What a beautiful dream. May it become a reality, Piano Man. Love you!
From my hometown to yours,
P.S. Just got to meet Johnathan Rand in person at Barnes and Noble. Check out photos on Instagram.