I graduated yesterday. From college. I keep saying it’s surreal, but honestly nothing feels different. It’s been 4.5 years of drudging through the mud of academia and, and the culmination is putting on a giant gown and a cocktail tray on your head, sitting in an auditorium for 3 hours, and walking across a stage to get an envelope that isn’t even your diploma. I’m not being ungrateful or anything. I’ve worked hard to get where I am. It’s just the pomp and novelty of graduation doesn’t seem to prepare you for what is really being said; “Good luck kid, you’re on your own.” Maybe it’s the rainy weather, or just my inner realist that’s got me being so cynical. It’s undeniable, the feeling of being thrown into the deep end of the community pool that is reality, and all you’ve got are the floaties you collected in your college career. The feeling of thinking you can handle the expectations and pressure mounting on your shoulders, only to find that one of your floaties has a slow leak. What do you do? Swim back to the shallow end and wade in the warm pee water with the kids or ditch the floaties and learn to swim? Fuck that, I hate ultimatums. Things are rarely that simple. Rarely. I’ll splash around. Dive under, hold my breath for a while. Hell I might even buy a boat. Either way it’s adult swim, bitches. I have the fortune of having my amazing and talented friends and family in this pool of life. Maybe I’ll see what they do. I know they’re going through the same thing. Or have already. No matter what anyone tells me, or what advice they give, I pretty much know that nothing compares to experiencing a fulfilling life for yourself. Everything else is pretty much white noise. So here’s to my foggy, and excitingly uncertain future, and yours. Here’s to the class of 2013, 2014, 2015 all the way to 3016 (but not class of 2715, I can tell they’re gonna be jerks). We’ve got some crazy opportunities all around us. Let’s get to work.
A beautifully illustrated and touching comic about two dogs abandoned in the middle of the apocalypse.
portrait of Bill Murray for Chronicle Books’ Film Listography.
Sam Wolfe Connelly - Once Drifted, 2013 Drawings:
Graphite, Carbon on Paper One of 13 new pieces for his show Nocturne opening Friday, Feb 8th, 2013 at Roq La Rue in Seattle, WA.
This is incredibly eerie
This is just too good for words.