Thursday, January 05, 2012

three things you know are true

i woke up at 2 a.m. with a splitting headache and it has been hanging out with me ever since. it actually hurts to think and don't even think about asking me to finish a sentence.  i was having a (probably only semi-coherent) skype chat with a bloggy friend. we were talking about my upcoming courses that start next week and she sent me a link to this lovely video. i've never tried spoken word poetry, but i think i'll use it with my students in the coming months. what a beautiful idea! of course, this is a TED talk - they have all the best stuff. if you have 20 minutes, do watch it, you won't regret it. and besides, if you don't watch it, you won't understand the title of this post.


MissBuckle said...

I love this one! My dad showed it to me, and it made me cry!

will said...

Sarah is interesting tho I'm not sure I can list three things I know are true.

One maybe or two.

Well, that's not totally true .. there's birth and death and everything in between.

It's the in between part, that's where most of us get hung up.

Yet the second after death all that in between stuff just vanishes as if it never happened.

Funny, we have no memories or our birth or our death. What we remember, in between the two, is filled with color, noise, distortions and ambiguities.

Still, we act with what we call rational thought, objectiveness and honesty. We also try to act brave when walking in the dark.

I guess one of the things I know to be true is ...

Elizabeth said...

A fantastic Ted-talk. Never heard it before but I heard her loud and clear now.