July 31, 2006

3: On Making it Happen

pages from a lost NY sketchbook...

Jen is hard at work on an illustration portfolio, James is madly finishing his book and his boards, Dani's made some big choices, Matt's pushing that August deadline, Jay Kim's making some big moves, Neal and Barbara are hitting the streets to flyer, and Chris and Becky... have a cat. Charlene's thinking about Parsons, Ray's expanding his experience, and even Duncan's making it happen, trying to wrap up years work on his comic strips--There are people who let it happen, and people who make it happen. Cheers to them.

As George Bernard Shaw said:

"This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no "brief candle" for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations."