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“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
I had to steal this painting… it’s beautiful.
From the page:
“I have been using StumbleUpon for a little while now and it has been an enjoyable education for me. I have found various fascinating, cultural ideas and interesting links which I would not have discovered if I had remained using the same, usual channels for research. It has allowed me to come across many subjects, issues and creative projects that may not fit into any typical canon, framework or institutional platform. It has also convinced me that many individuals out there in the world, do possess a positive thirst for knowledge and openness to new ideas, as well as alternative avenues of creativity.”…
“I am networked to many people/users within StumbleUpon. One of them is a writer and journalist known as Caravia on StumbleUpon who lives in Stockholm, Sweden. Her real name is Ana L. Valds. Her bio expounds “My friends define me as a cultural relativist. I don’t feel myself as “belonging”. Freelance catholic, freelance anarchist but definitely a humanist struggling for dialog and for meaningfull encounters.” When looking at her Stumbles, it does not seem as though there is a struggle for meaningful encounters any more, when one observes her reviews by other stumblers. One stumbler says “First I must mention her breadth of knowledge, which comes from a combination of intelligence, curiosity, reading and more lives lived in one lifetime than most of us can imagine. To boil her unique experience of life down to just a sentence or two: she was born in Uruguay into a cultured and well educated family that was part Italian, part Spanish and other mixes.””