Tuesday, May 29, 2012
"Make Good Art"
Very strange. I thought I had scheduled this thing to post yesterday, but I didn't, I set it for Tuesday, instead. I wasn't here yesterday. We went to Massachusetts for a wedding, a lovely affair, and a totally knew experience for me: the bride is of Cambodian descent, and we got to participate in a very different ceremony from what we're used to here in the west. And when I say 'participate', I mean it truly, it was a highly-participatory event, and a bit of pity on the bride and groom who had to do a lot of kneeling, and undergo a multi-day ceremony that involved at least five different outfits each. But it was a beautiful ceremony, a lot of fun, and great food, too.
Anyway, if you haven't seen this, the above video is Neil Gaiman delivering the commencement address for the University of the Arts Class of 2012. It's 20 minutes long and well worth it, in my opinion. I'm not even going to give a "Too long; didn't read" version like I did on my Facebook page, because I think you should just go ahead and watch. And listen. I will say thanks to S.E. Sinkhorn, because I came across it on her blog.