Dec 27, 2010

Home Movies: 'MEGAMIND' - Plastic drinking bird

megamind, plastic drinking bird, vacuum
Megamind (2003) Transcript
MEGAMIND: I know, I know. Always thirsty, never satisfied.

I understand you, little well dressed bird.
Purposeless, emptiness, it's a vacuum isn't it.

(with great curiosity) What's your vacuum like?
I'm in a heated existential discussion with this dead-eyed plastic desk toy.
This quote resonates with me because I've always been curious about how other people live. As a fan of documentaries and an advocate of 'Ego-Tripping' while traveling I've had the pleasure of being a "Big Tourist" walking miles in other people's shoes.

- Home Movies: 'Total Recall' - Ego Trip (A vacation from yourself)
- Ego Tripping with American TG* in Portugal
- Ego Tripping with American TG* II in England
- Ego tripping with Slovakian DK* in Estonia
- Trigger: Day 350 (Ego Trip compilation)

Dec 21, 2010

Looking back on 2010

It's been a great preseason.

2010 Trigger Diaries:
- Interstate Audits: Adelaide, Melbourne and Byron Bay
- The 'Loz in Translation Festival' collapsing on other festivals
- Final Audit on both sides of 30 (Nov 2010)
- Night Shift RDO shenanigans off the top of my dome (Oct 2010)
- A Day in the life of: Thursday August 26, 2010
- The last few weeks, Top of my dome (Aug 2010)
- My 2010 posts

Dec 18, 2010

Kindred Spirits: Quest and Answers

Its equally comforting and startling to find other people are asking the same questions and looking for answers the same way as you are. Its even more heartening when you find that kindred spirit within family or a dear friend.
simple questions and complicated answers...
Perhaps that is why, when asked a very simply question by one of my elementary school students, I was taken completely aback by my inability to answer:

"Sensei... Are you happy?"

Voiced with such complete openness. So naive in its innocence. Not yet jaded or weighed down by the perceived responsibilities and everyday complications of life... as each of us eventually becomes...

I often wonder if I was ever so young...

For a long time after I could not find the words, and I was left to ponder the question late into the evening and many days hence. Sometimes the questions can seem so simple on the surface yet hide layers of complexity underneath... or mayhap I simply complicate them in my own mind :).
Whatever the case, I think I found myself walking through the motions of my recent existence in somewhat of a daze, wondering where in fact I was going with my life. Wondering how I could possibly approach the question, let alone the answer...