Inspiration! Roundup: The Sweetest Sound, Cynics, Seeing Dick Run, and More!

A roundup of inspirational pictures, videos, and quotes, including the Armor Music Ministry and Robert Redford
This Week's "I want to go to there": The Moon!
(Fly me to the moon, and let me play among the stars, let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars...)
Photo by Guzman Barquin.

The Sweetest Sound

A friend of mine posted this video on Facebook the other day and I have watched it MANY times since then. They sound INCREDIBLE. I was pretty heartbroken to discover that they don't have a Spotify profile.

“I have a very low regard for cynics. I think it's the beginning of dying.”
-Robert Redford

I wouldn't say I have a low regard for cynics, but it does make me pretty sad when someone gets to the point where they can't get excited about anything.

Rotating Faces

I am quite taken with Thomas Medicus' work that uses glass panes painted in a way that they show different faces on all four sides. Here's a video showing one-quarter rotation, but go see the rest of the faces.

See Dick Run

A woman named Claire goes for runs that will specifically look like dicks in her fitness-tracking app. Think whatever you will about someone drawing imaginary dicks everywhere she runs, let's all be inspired about the idea of making an everyday, and possibly torturous, activity a little more hilarious.

Octavi Serra

I love it when artists do little interventions in the public realm! The work of Octavi Serra is quite whimsical and fun, transforming public spaces into something a little more wild.

Succeeding Later in Life

I am always hungry for examples of people succeeding later in life. Take, for example, John Fenn, a scientist who, at the (by academic standards) dinosaur-age of 67 discovered/invented electrospray ionization - a breakthrough that changed his field. Read more about him and what factors lead to late-in-life success.

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