Beautiful Thing of the Day

December 1, 2009

In Manhattan, one of the subway trains emits two distinct pitches, back and forth in a beatless rhythm, whenever the train is in motion. Always the same two. It’s an odd sort of beauty, the kind you can’t un-notice once you do, even though you find yourself hardly minding that fact at all.

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Beautiful Thing of the Day

August 26, 2009

Yeah, sorry, kind of a cop-out, but it’s been a long day and I have a sore throat, so I don’t especially feel like making anything tonight. But! This video is “Guerrilla Philosophy” in motion picture form, pretty much:

Man. There’s just something about moments that I love–simple moments, the kind that you remember as soon as you let yourself be aware of them. Have you picked up something from the side of the road today?

“Beautiful Thing of the Day” is something I’ve forgotten about in the past couple of months–the general idea is pretty self-explanatory: posting something beautiful, daily. Sadly, I ended up taking the blog more in the direction of more involved creative projects, which led to the five-days-a-week-around-midnight schedule, which in turn has made me forget a bit more about shorter posts of interest. As I start to get busier again and school kicks back in, I think I’d like to go from five creative things a week to one or two creative projects each week that I can dedicate more time to, and then some other shorter posts randomly throughout the week on random thoughts, notes/links of interest and (naturally!) some guerrilla philosophy. This’ll work better with me being busier and will hopefully let the site be interesting to look at randomly throughout the day. I’ll have to switch formats, though, since this setup is more geared towards big posts–as much as I like the little “:D!” at the top in the box. (Look up! It’s totally there.)

That’ll all happen a bit later, though. For now, I found something to preview Beautiful Thing of the Day, for when it eventually becomes a slightly more daily thing. It is this: “Scenes from Antarctica.” Trust me on this one–give it a try. The seventh picture literally made me gasp at the computer screen. (Hat Tip: Boston.com.)

Just to make this post a little more interesting and somewhat creative: I realized over the weekend that I spend an incredible amount of my time daydreaming, but just recently put that word to the action in my mind. It was a very strange realization to make–I mean, I daydream a lot, I always have, to the point that it’s become so ingrained that I kind of forgot it was different from normal thinking. Keep on Readin’ on?