Yesterday is gone and tomorrow has not yet begun—today is here and now. How will I make this day count? What thoughts will I hold in mind? What tasks will I accomplish? How many lives will I touch? Life is lived day by day, moment by moment. When I look at my life, I see a tapestry, each experience interwoven in a pattern that is uniquely mine. The overall design emerges more every day. Today I hold the intention to create wonderful moments. I choose to bless others and experience the greatness of God. (Daily Word)
your work truly touched my life and expanded my way of thinking
I learned that a huge inspiration for me, José Esteban Muñoz, has passed. I studied his works at Eugene Lang The New School. He completely opened my mind, body + soul to many of the the things that I practice today and more than anything helped me understand the importance and urgency in thinking critically but also generously. Rest in Power!
“I have proposed a different understanding of melancholia that does not see it as a pathology or as a self-absorbed mood that inhibits activism. Rather, it is a mechanism that helps us (re)construct identity and take our dead with us to the various battles we must wage in their names- and in our names.”
José Esteban Muñoz, Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics.
If there has been anything I can count on it has been the beautiful smile and biggest hug from William Gary! Anyone who has passed through New School has encountered the genuine charm and charisma of one of the most beautiful men that I have ever seen, met + known in my life. Teague Clements and Will would always tease me for always leaving the country and popping up and not telling them. I have depended on this interaction for years. Will has ALWAYS been a consolation + inspiration + encouragement while matriculating through Eugene Lang College! I knew him before I started even studying tho. *sigh* I don’t know. I am devastated and sad. My heart and spirit are so heavy. May he always rest in power and peace and love. I send my deepest and most heartfelt regards to his son + his family.
yesterday was a really really rough day for me + many others that have been touched by the beautiful energy of our beloved will gary who passed the day before. i had to remove myself from everything when i got the news. i met will at @thenewschool in 05. he has been my friend, big bro, confidant, supporter, + so much more since then. everyone that knows him knows that he is one of a kind and a genuine spirit. i just find it hard to believe that he is now a guardian angel. pls keep his son, who he loves BEYOND anything, + his family and countless friends and admirers in your thoughts and prayers. May he rest in power, love + peace. thanks ig family. many embraces. #willgary#thenewschool#lafamila#saudades
I’ve been blogging since 04 … OMG! 10 years?! That’s not even counting blackplanet posts! My 1st blog was about my battle with cancer. Then I blogged on myspace. Then I blogged on blogspot when I travelled arouned the world on Semester at Sea (2008)!
I feel just like this little boy! And the best part is that my actual bday is in 20 DAZEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!