Shannon and the Clams photographed by Trevor Crump
HOW CAN WE BE HAPPY ?
Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar.
Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.
Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.
At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.
Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it.
Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.
The speaker began— exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.
Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness.
And this is the purpose of human life.
Oh! I had forgotten about the NPR webcast from SXSW on March 12. That explains why the St. Vincent concert was not broadcast from the 9:30 Club in Washington DC, last night.
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March 12, 2014
SXSW - NPR Showcase
Stubbs, Austin, TX
SHARP AS A KNIFE, FUCK
lol other people’s grandma’s boosting my self esteem 2k14
By Susan Jamison
Drowning Dress, silk, embroidery, lead weights, 2013
In tribute to Virginia Woolf (who wore an overcoat with its pockets full of stones and drowned herself)
☽☼ B▲d Trip like LSD ☮☯