brief rant on bandwagon trends
it would be awesome if the michael brown fund went viral on social media like the ice bucket challenge for ALS did but that’s a distinct impossibility because white people only care about philanthropy if they can masquerade their donation as a humble deed from a marked moral distance whereas the situation in ferguson invokes a sense of white guilt that most people are too uncomfortable or misinformed to acknowledge
The beginning of the end of the end of the beginning has begun.
it’s the first day of my 4th year at our campus museum, the Haggerty. my college experience would not have been the same without this place. the people I worked with and the feeling I get when I step into the cold empty spaces of the galleries reminds me that this is more than a part time job or way to make money. in my hectic schedule and with all I have to think about I found that staring at art and being surrounded by the artists’ genius and creativity is calming but at the same time inspiring. I’ve enjoyed spending entire semesters wondering about the meaning behind a piece and challenging myself to pick it apart until I can’t stare at it any longer. while others may not find this job rewarding, in this space I find I do my best thinking, enclosed by beautiful paintings, sculptures and photographs I can have time to be mindful and practice living in the present. away from the overwhelming nature of campus I have found my own escape.