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dunawhoo said: A boss once told me, "Find your voice." ... What does that even *mean*?

it means that everybody is truly uniquely different, when it comes down to it, but we spend our lives trying to sound right and look right; mostly by trying to sound and look like other people and getting lost in the echo and the imitation.

if you’re still enough, there’s a sound and expression that comes out of you that isn’t like anything that’s ever happened before or will ever happen again.

that’s your voice.

it’s who you actually *are*, instead of the person you think everyone is supposed to be seeing…the pretty one, the fat one, the perfect one, the one who’s “good at x”, the dutiful daughter, the long-suffering addict, the one in control, etc. none of those things are you, or your voice. your voice is what’s underneath that.

if that makes sense.

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explore-blog:

Leonard Bernstein's moving letter of gratitude to his greatest mentor, who penned a prescient 1943 manifesto for crowdfunding music.

the idea of crowdfunding is as old as human beings.

like….i dunno. two cave painters asking their cave friends to throw them a couple of berries each while they slave away on getting the horse battle just right.

humans. art. help. life. it’s a thing.

thank you for this one maria.

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my soul in a nutshell

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this makes me happy. I just texted it to Brian.

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wearethemedia:

Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra perform "Bela Lugosi’s Dead" by Bauhaus

ah, dive bar in melbourne I love you

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mikey-ways-eyebrows said: Mr. Gaiman, have you ever considered a career in erotic fiction?

neil-gaiman:

Nope. 

have they read the scene in American Gods where the guy gets swallowed by the vagina?

that’s fiction.
and erotic by some definition.

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what you think won’t.
what you don’t think will.

don’t think.

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consulting-targaryen said: If someone tried to steal your ukulele, WOULD you let them take it?

funny enough, someone once stole my ukulele. in London. I wrote about it in the book. I did not let them take it. I hunted them down.

there were tears.

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Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.