Saturday, September 24, 2011

Me in a nutshell

With visual means you can explain a whole wealth of words, therefore negating endless babble.


In my architecture discussion section we have idealistic conversations about nature and the built environment. My fellow students try to wax poetically about how the world would be better if everyone did x, y, and z. "If only people knew about being environmentally friendly, if only people were informed..."

I'm not necessarily pessimistic, but I am a realist. People know smoking is bad for them...yet they do it anyway. People know driving gas guzzling cars is bad for the environment...but they continue to drive anyway. The fact of the matter is that we do not see immediate consequences for our actions, so therefore we continue in our set ways. /End rant/

My real reason to post was these images I found via one of my fav blogs Goodmorning & Goodnight. Which he took via here.

We idealize and romanticize nature all the time. Both of these pictures are 'nature' but with two very different patterns of organization. We (as in my fellow architecture discussion student collectively) love to say over and over again that we have to get back to 'nature' and be more balanced with 'nature', yet no one has defined exactly what nature and natural means. How can we have a discussion when we are not even defining what we are discussing in the first place?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Closet Christian

Recently I’ve time and time again been presented with the choice of being authentic, or being liked. I’ve chosen the latter…all the time. It’s not something I’m proud of. What comes along with the desire to be liked is aiming for the middle ground, not too high or low, but just enough to blend in. In the end you sell out: you sell out your beliefs, your morals, your values, and everything that matters so deeply to you (secretly).

I find myself as a closet Christian on campus. I veer away from even mentioning the name of Jesus because of what I know may be coming to me. Just the other day in class Christians were mentioned in relation to the design field, as having a ‘Christian design practice’, and the class erupted in laughter. I know I should expect to be misunderstood as a Christian, for heaven’s sake the person we Christians take that name from (Jesus Christ) was misunderstood and mistreated. It’s just hard to be surrounded by people who are making a laughing stock about what you hold most dear to you. It cuts deep man, real deep.

I really don’t know where to go from here. Only that I know I want to hold onto truth whatever the cost, and it’s going to hurt. But I desire to live not just for my own personal happiness, goals, dreams, and aspirations, but for a higher purpose.

Friday, September 9, 2011


I knew that over the summer this blog was not going to be a priority. Things like: relaxation, rest, and renewal were on the forefront. Also during the summer I'm vehemently opposed to anything that requires some sort of need to produce content. Now that I have replenished the well, I am now ready to haphazardly post again! Don't worry, I'm not going to go away anywhere anytime soon.

So to begin again! More ideas, thoughts, ramblings, design, creativity ahead....

By TakingITGlobal ( [image], via Wikimedia Commons