"Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book."
"And then there are books… so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.”
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green is both of these things and so much more. It is so pure and perfect. I learned so much about myself and my beliefs when I finished the last page than I did before I read the first word. Isn’t that the purpose of a good book? To feel… different? By saying anything more about it, I might be betraying my affection and doing it an injustice. If you haven’t read it, do humanity a favor and start reading it. NOW.
…You just fall in love with it: “slowly and then all at once.” ;) (Just keep tissues by your side).
P.s. absolutely cannot wait for the movie!
Such a heartwarming project and film. Homelessness is a condition of millions. It’s unsettling to witness it. However, these people are human beings. In the world of hate and resentment, we are sometimes too self absorbed. We forget the essence of being a human. Being human involves caring, loving, sharing, endearment, protecting, nurturing… oh, the list is endless.
The Starving Artists Project reminded me of these virtues that we require in order to create change. It really makes one think about the value of messages we receive… and the ones we ignore. A message that stuck with me was how "we’ve been subconsciously trained to ignore even the passionate cries for help." This project is giving a platform to voices with such crucial messages we subconsciously ignore on a daily basis.
I’m utterly awed and inspired by the initiative. I hope that more people come on board to help with it by donating, sharing and spreading the messages these voices are trying to convey. Let’s help create change!
I tuned into Levo League’s office hours that was featuring none other than the famous Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. With the recent frenzy over her book #LeanIn and the term “Leaning In,” I had obviously heard about her. However, I never quite knew what “Leaning In” meant and didn’t care enough to research it…
That is until I watched Sheryl’s office hours at Levo. Can I just say I’M SOLD! This woman embodies inspiration! And her talk/Q&A was filled with all of it. It doesn’t get any better than this. I recommend you watch it for yourself, as I won’t be doing any justice to her AMAZING talk by summarizing it in a few points. Trust me when I say It’s the whole package!
You best believe #LeanIn is on the top of my “Books-To-Read” list…