“This is traditional art + photography + digital art. I have blurred the boundries of these factions. In essence there shouldnt be factions at all, all art is mixed media.”
(Temporary tag and quote by zoomrhy.)
When I was twenty one, I had an awakening of sorts. I realized that everything is a unified hole. I distilled the experience into an equation. An equation that I live by.
Infinity = One = Zero.
That is all.
With New Year’s Eve tonight, today’s word was a no-brainer. The celebration artwork above is by rabbitica, and it makes me wonder if we could make the world a better place by celebrating everything as often as we can instead of just trumpeting our own personal victories whenever we vanquish an opponent.
Here’s what I mean. In the Vs. System community, we learned the hard way that winning isn’t everything. Last night saw Andrew Bircher figure it out like this:
Not everyone can be winners, there has to be some losers but what sucks is when all the losers leave and you’re left as the only winner… who ends up being the loser after all?
It is a lesson we learned the hard way in our trading card game community, and it can be applied to every situation around the world. In every household, in every life.
Celebrate the things that make winners of us all. Happy New Year!
(Deadgirl arising with Team Spirit, by Dan Panosian, from Upper Deck’s Vs. System.)
Okay gang, it’s time to show the hater(s?) what we are made of. Thankfully, there are only a tiny few nasty boys left on the boards. Let’s leave them behind and really progress this time, as a community.
I just found some spectacular aphorisms that are very appropriate at this moment in our evolution as a trading card game commmunity. (Thanks Sandy!)
We can do this. I know we can. Let’s take these to heart, and keep the good vibes going until the “dead body” of our beloved game jumps up and starts dancing wildly again.
1. Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
2. Words that soak into the ears are whispered, not yelled.
3. Meanness doesn’t just happen overnight.
4. Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.
5. Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
6. It doesn’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
7. You cannot unsay a cruel word.
8. Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.