Tuesday, November 3, 2009

carry with me

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson Essays: First Series, "Art" (1841)


I'm usually apprehensive about selective quoting because it can easily be misinterpreted when taken out of context. But I've had this one on my mind for a while now since I saw it at the body image exhibit at the Union.

Travel, metaphorical and geographical, seemed especially relevant given that I'll be going to Denmark soon. I got approved yesterday.

Also, in a few hours, I'm going to model for a drawing class for the first time and I'll be thinking about this quotation.

4 comments:

Rebel Fox said...

are you modeling in the nude for the drawing class? I have a friend who does that. I considered it until I realized I couldn't sit still for 2-3hrs.

What are you going to Denmark for?

Rebel Fox said...

are you modeling in the nude for the drawing class? I have a friend who does that. I considered it until I realized I couldn't sit still for 2-3hrs.

What are you going to Denmark for?

CYW said...

yes. i don't know if i'm more nervous about being naked in front of people or being able to find the right poses.

i'm going on study abroad spring semester.

ecomarci said...

DUDE. so much exciting stuff in your life right now!