This week’s links come with a bit of a warning. If your winter has been as cold as mine, this Perhentian Islands video could make you book a vacation immediately. If you are on a major health kick, there is a meatball recipe in here that may cost a few more minutes on the treadmill. And if you are working toward a creative goal right now and think you may want to quit — there is a video here that might make you change your mind completely. So scroll down at your own risk! Good luck and enjoy!
Perhentian Islands, by Meel Lao
“To travel is to take a journey into yourself “- Danny Kaye
The Gap by Ira Glass — by Frohlocke
A gorgeous visual interpretation of the famous Ira Glass quote.
Full Quote: “What nobody tells people who are beginners — and I really wish someone had told this to me . . . is that all of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, and it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase. They quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know it’s normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.” – Ira Glass