I hope I’m using this blog correctly!
I’m finding that the fear of losing art/ losing what’s “beautiful” in the world, keeps me anxious. I go onto this site, stumbleupon.com, almost daily. My roomate from sophomore year introduced me to the site (during finals week of fall semester–how untimely), and I’ve been in love with it ever since.
I encourage you all to go onto the site WHEN YOU HAVE TIME (REPEAT: NOT WHEN YOU’RE TRYING TO GET THINGS DONE!), maybe you’ll understand how I feel about it. The site isn’t original by any means, it’s a compilation of “cool things on the internet”, customizable by subject, etc. I find it incredibly inspirational, but at the same time, painful. Each time I “like” a page (I try to do so sparingly, so it actually MEANS something), I feel obligation to it, to its topic. A lot of pages about art, writing, and psychology catch my eye, I base many of my personal poems on findings on the site, or the nature of the site.
It all reminds me of the quote from American Beauty:
“Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world I feel like I can’t take it, like my heart’s going to cave in…”
It just makes me anxious, the thought of clicking away from a page of poetry, being alright forgetting it.
Some of my favorite findings from StumbleUpon:
Photo: Anka Zhuravleva
Site about sketch book ideas (hmmm…research file…)