I first heard about The Sci-Fi Cafe from Suresh, via our Via Astris (The Star Trek Club of the Philippines) Facebook Group. He had just stumbled on the place himself last week, which had its soft-opening on May 5.
I’ll just put this here.
“Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others,even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”
Rocking out like no one is watching! Recorded on April 11, 2013, just a couple of days shy of turning 3 years old so please be kind.
Watch the video after the jump.
Thor: You know, I had it all backwards. I had it all wrong.
Erik Selvig: Was that a bad thing, finding out that you don’t have all the answers? You start asking the right questions.
Thor: For the first time in…in my life, I have no idea what I’m supposed to do.
Erik Selvig: If anyone is ever going to find his way in this world, you have to start by getting it that he doesn’t know where the hell he is.
- Thor (2011 film)
I’ll just leave this here:
Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the ’70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. At her 2010 MoMa retrospective, Marina performed “The Artist Is Present” as part of the show; a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing it and this is what happened.
via Marina Abramovic Meets Ulay [YouTube]