And old cherokee told his grandson: 

- My son, there's a battle between two wolves inside us all. 
One is the Evil. It's anger, jealusy, greed resentment, inferiority, lies and ego
The other is the Good. It's joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness and truth

The boy thouht about it, and asked:
- Grandfather, which wolf wins?

The old man quietly replied:
- The one you feed.

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Matthew Cusick

I've just run into this guy going from blog to blog, and I felt I had to share it. Suffice it to say that his technique is quite innovative and the visual textures he creates are really attractive to me, and... one does not simply stop staring at one of these, okay?
See more of his work at mattcusick.com


besides maybe this time is different,


Remember the time you drove all night just to meet me in the morning? And I thought it was strange, you said everything changed, you felt as if you'd just woke up. And you said : 
this is the first day of my lifeI’m glad I didn’t die before I met you. But now I don’t care, I could go anywhere with you and I’d probably be happy.


One flew over the cockoo's nest

- What do you think you are, for Chrissake, crazy or somethin'? Well you're not! You're not! You're no crazier than the average asshole out walkin' around on the streets and that's it. 


radio on

You know, I've got this theory ; there are two kinds of people in the world. There are lyric people and music people.You know, the lyrics people tend to be analytical.You know, all about the meaning of the song. They're the ones you see with the CD insert out like five minutes after buying it, pouring over the lyrics, interpreting the hell out of everything. Then there's the music people.. who could care less for the lyrics as long as its just got, like, a good beat and you could dance to it. I don't know, sometimes it might be easier to be a music girl and not a lyric girl. But since I'm not, let me just say this: sometimes things find you when you need them to find you. I believe that. And for me, it's usually song lyrics. 

One Tree Hill


Dads are the original hipsters

"Hi, my name is Brad Getty, author and creator of Dads are the Original Hipsters. Now, if you're like me, and you drink cheap beer, maybe listen to Final, have skinny jeans and ride a bycicle, and think you're one of the most original people that exists... I have bad news for you. In fact, you're not that original. Your dad did all theese things well before you did, and he did them way better. Dads are the original hipsters."

I ran into this incredibly hilarious thumblr the other day, all about pictures of guys from the 70's and 80's and a couple of pharagraps giving reasons to why our dads were much cooler than we are, and why we're not as original and creative as we think we are. I remembered that my dad looked exactly that way when he was on his 20's, and then I started wondering about all the things he hastn't told me... or doesn't want to tell me.

Here is the thumblr itself:


How to be more interesting,

By Jessica Hagy, for the Forbes magazine.

1.Go exploring.
Explore ideas, places, and opinions. The inside of the echo chamber is where all the boring people hang out.

2. Share what you discover.And be generous when you do. Not everybody went exploring with you. Let them live vicariously through your adventures.

3. Do something. Anything. 
Dance. Talk. Build. Network. Play. Help. Create. It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you’re doing it. Sitting around and complaining is not an acceptable form of ‘something,’ in case you were wondering.

4. Embrace your innate weirdness.
No one is normal. Everyone has quirks and insights unique to themselves. Don’t hide these things—they are what make you interesting.

5. Have a cause.
If you don’t give a damn about anything, no one will give a damn about you.

6. Minimize the swagger.
Egos get in the way of ideas. If your arrogance is more obvious than your expertise, you are someone other people avoid.

7. Give it a shot.
Try it out. Play around with a new idea. Do something strange. If you never leave your comfort zone, you won’t grow

8. Hop off the bandwagon.
If everyone else is doing it, you’re already late to the party.  Do your own thing, and others will hop onto the spiffy wagon you built yourself. Besides, it’s more fun to drive than it is to get pulled around.

9. Grow a pair.Bravery is needed to have contrary opinions and to take unexpected paths. If you’re not courageous, you’re going to be hanging around the water cooler, talking about the guy who actually is.

10. Ignore the scolds.
Boring is safe, and you will be told to behave yourself. The scolds could have, would have, should have. But they didn’t. And they resent you for your adventures.


I love you without knowing how, why, or even from where. I love you straight forward, without complexities or pride. So close that your hand on my chest is my hand. So close that when you close your eyes, I fall asleep.

Patch Adams


Caine's arcade


I found this video the other day in a random blog I was reading and I just felt I had to share it:

Caine Monroy is a 9-year old boy who spent his summer vacation building an elaborate DIY cardboard arcade in his dad’s used auto parts store.

Caine dreamed of the day he would have lots of customers visit his arcade, and he spent months preparing everything, perfecting the game design, making displays for the prizes, designing elaborate security systems, and hand labeling paper-lunch-gift-bags. However, his dad’s autoparts store (located in an industrial part of East LA) gets almost zero foot traffic, so Caine’s chances of getting a customer were very small, and the few walk in customers that came through were always in too much of a hurry to get their auto part to play Caine’s Arcade. But Caine never gave up.
One day, by chance, film director Nirvan Mullick walked into Smart Parts Auto looking for a used door handle for his ’96 Corolla. What he found was an elaborate handmade cardboard arcade manned by a young boy who asked if he would like to play. Nirvan asked him how it worked and he told him that for $1 he could get two turns, or for $2 he could get a Fun Pass with 500 turns. 
He got the Fun Pass.
More info at: http://cainesarcade.com/


west side story

When you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way,
from your first cigarette
to your last dyin' day.


and no one's future to decide


When I turned 15 my dad gave me his old hippie-times Epiphone acoustic guitar (wich I'm still in love with) and this CD by Joni Mitchell. Although she's not as easy to listen to as other folk singers I've come to like her music very much, and plus I've been associating each of the song with good memories, so to me this is so so inspiring.


she's the place I'm heading

- This doesn't come out right. If it were enough to stand, without the words. 
- It is, it is. 
- Look at the sky now. What color is it? Or the way a hawk flies. Or you wake up and your ribs are bruised of thinking so hard on somebody. What do you call that? 

Cold Mountain (2003)

To be truth, this quote sounded better in Spanish (this doesn't happen that often I'm afraid). Anyway, this has come to be one of the best films I've seen in the past few weeks. And that's it for today.


A city becomes a world when one loves one of its inhabitants
Lawrence Durrell, Clea (The Alexandia Quartet, IV)


keep it casual

 To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Elegance is fairly thought to consist on dressing well, but I would go further and say that it is a combination of both wearing good clothes and making your look go unnoticed.
With her lazy Sunday hair and effortlessly well combined clothes, she makes being beautiful look easy, like if she wasn't really trying. That's why she's such a daily inspiration to me.
Check Betany Struble at: outofabook.blogspot.com


Gustav Klimt, Emilie Floegue (1902)

I just like Klimt. But like... very much. His style was so in the context (modernism) yet his technique was so avant-garde that, to me, his paintings are timeless. I bet you're wondering why I'm posting (again) about Klimt. I don't know, today I just felt like being a bit original.


we found love in a hopeless place

According to Greek Mithology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing of their power, Zeus split them into separate beings, condemning them to spend their lives  in search of their other halves.

Plato, The Symposium