"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." - Mae West
I’m Becki, and these posts will say a lot about the things I love. This is a list of things that I want to do before I die. I probably won’t be able to cross everything off my list, but that’s okay, because it's less about accomplishing everything and more about realizing the amazing things that life has to offer!
At their wedding in Indianapolis, a newly married opposite-sex couple decided that instead of having a traditional first dance together, they would reserve the first dance of the night for the same-sex couples whose relationships couldn’t be legally recognized.
John Green was there, and he posted about the night on Tumblr:
This was a large and very diverse wedding in a state that doesn’t even recognize same-sex civil unions, let alone marriage. And yet the ovation that these people received while dancing to The Beach Boys’ “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” was like nothing I’ve ever heard at any wedding. If there were dry eyes, I didn’t see any.
"Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people. Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have." ~Steve Jobs