Childish Gambino and the Metamodern Ennui: Why <i>Because the Internet</i> Is the Most Significant Album in Recent Memory

My son, Jesse Damiani has been exploring the ways the internet and social media are shaping us as human beings in his graduate work at the University of Wisconsin. I am so thankful he is interested in expressing these ideas through his reviews, his essays and his poetry. It is fascinating for me to watch him combine his passion for music, art, and storytelling with his concerns about the world we are weaving.

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"The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it."

Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)

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"Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it,
I must listen to my life telling me who I am."

Parker Palmer (via purplebuddhaproject)

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"Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder. To search for the truth."

Albert Einstein (via thatkindofwoman)

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"For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation."

Rainer Maria Rilke (via purplebuddhaproject)

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"The true artist is one who lives completely, harmoniously, who does not divide his art from living, whose very life is that expression, whether it be a picture, music, or his behaviour; who has not divorced his expression on a canvas or in music or in stone from his daily conduct, daily living."

Jiddu Krishnamurti (via n-e-x-u-s)

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"In the deeps are the violence and terror of which psychology has warned us. But if you ride these monsters deeper down, if you drop with them farther over the world’s rim, you find what our sciences cannot locate or name, the substrate, the ocean or matrix or ether which buoys the rest, which gives goodness its power for good, and evil its power for evil, the unified field: our complex and inexplicable caring for each other, and for our life together here. This is given. It is not learned."

~Annie Dillard, (from Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters)

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"We have a lamp inside us. The oil of that lamp is our breathing, our steps, and our peaceful smile. Our practice is to light up the lamp."

Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)

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"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset."

Saint Francis de Sales  (via samsaranmusing)

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