I’m thinking that I’ll try to start a thankfulness journal during lent. This has been something that I’ve been trying to avoid doing, mostly because it sounds like something that was ripped off from a Hallmark movie. But I get so overwhelmed with studio and life in general sometimes that I forget that life isn’t as sucky as I feel most of the time. And even if it is, there’s something good that I can appreciate from it, right?
So, starting today (if all goes to plan) I’m gonna write every day something that I’m thankful for in that day, ideally not repeating. We’ll see if this works out.
“Changing the way we talk is not political correctness run amok. It reflects an admirable willingness to acknowledge others who once were barely visible to the dominant culture, and to recognize that something that may seem innocent to you may be painful to others.”—
I recently had someone say to me, “Well X group can’t just expect us all to be mentally updating our list of words that are insulting to them.” I was like “Yes… they can?” It’s not “ooooh evil political correctness,” it’s basic human decency.
I’m sleep-deprived and overly busy. I actually feel like an architecture student now! :0) :0) :0) :0) :0)
We’re actually designing our first building in studio: a brewery. I’m excited. We’re just precedents and analyzing stuff right now, but the actual design of the design process will start after spring break. So basically spring break will be the “attempt to do everything else that you have due for other classes and get ahead of them” time instead of an actual break. Which is annoying. Not unexpected, though.
I would love a break after this week, though. Two tests and all of these diagrams for studio plus attempting to contact firms for internships equals AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! but it’s okay.
“[Jonathan] Edwards argued that if our highest love is our family, we will ultimately choose our family’s good over the good of other families. If our highest love is our nation, we will choose our nation’s interest and ignore those of other countries. If our highest love is our own individual interest, we will choose to serve ourselves over seeking to meet the needs of others. Only if our highest love is God Himself, can we love and serve all people, families, classes, races, and only God’s saving grace can bring us to the place where we are loving and serving God for Himself alone and not for what He can give us.”—Timothy Keller Center Church, Chapter 5 (via digitalpreacher)
“It’s easy to say “fuck cultural identities, we’re all human” when your culture is not the one being exploited, marginalized and oppressed. It’s easy to say “fuck borders” when your country is the one who puts up the borders. And it is really fucking easy to say “we all bleed red” when it’s not bodies of your people riddled with bullets because Western capitalism has a price.”—