Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I'm Speechless

I got an email from something called "The Listserve" today. Have you heard of it?

This video is pretty heartwarming.

The whole concept revolves around the question, "what would you say to 1 million people," and I have no idea. I have been asking myself all day and I suppose since I've never been given the platform to do something I never thought I could do, it's not something I bothered to think about. But I want to answer this question, and I want to answer it meaningfully. Even if I never get to be one of the people who write to the listerv, I want to answer it for myself. 

The email today was from a woman chronicling how she lost her job and her journey in re-defining what her career meant to her. She had the "dream"job and it look loosing that for her to realize how happy art school could make her. I can't draw a circle to save my life but that's not the point, the point is...the point is I wanna be a part of creating something, sharing something worth something to someone. I suppose that's why I have this blog. While I don't update nearly as often as I should, I don't want to just post pictures of peonies. There are enough pictures of peonies in the world and I just want to be more than that. Is that okay? 

So the question exists; what would you say to 1 million people? 


  1. First of all, is that "pictures of peonies" statement a direct attack at my blog?! Not cool.

    Second, if I had to say something to 1 million people, I would definitely say a bunch of things they've each heard a million times before.

    Life is too fragile & short to live in a state of complacency. Always challenge yourself to be just a little better, nicer, smarter, more loving. Always end an argument by saying you're sorry and a phone call by saying "I love you." Work your absolute hardest every day, just so you can say you did. Believe, from the bottom of your heart, that you deserve the best. And remember that in the end, good people will always win out.

    1. Not at all! It's a reference to a genre of blogs that circulate a generic image void of purpose. You posting a picture of peonies because it's wedding related on your wedding blog is different. I was really just making a reflective statement on my blog, not trying to make a statement about yours. I'm actually quite the fan of your blog :)