Thursday, April 17, 2014
ted: Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t. But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.) At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her. Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.” Amen to that, Hugh. Watch the full talk and performance here »
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The warrior’s approach is to say ‘yes’ to life: say ‘yea’ to it all. Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy. When we talk about settling the world’s problems, we’re barking up the wrong tree. The world is perfect. It’s a mess. It has always been a mess. We are not going to change it. Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
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Monday, April 14, 2014
lordofmasks: "Inner Space" A Threadless collab with The Paper Crane. This was my first Threadless collab and it was so much fun to do! Everyone go vote on it!
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The Buddha’s teachings on love are clear. It is possible to live twenty four hours a day in a state of love. Every movement, every glance, every thought, and every word can be infused with love.
Thich Nhat Hanh http://ift.tt/1m3paIy