Saturday, July 11, 2015

This Is Water

Whenever I do these rambling posts I always hope that I don't come off preachy. Because I want to say right off the bat I am most definitely not trying to preach. Rather, I'm discussing with friends (albeit through the computer) feelings in which I'm having currently about the world around me. And maybe, just maybe, said computer friend feels the same? Anyways, lately, I've been noticing that in our fast paced world most of us our focused solely on the tasks we need to get done. Everyone around us becomes an annoyance, bodies standing in the way of what we need to accomplish. I know I am definitely guilty of tailgating someone who is going too slow, or rushing around people haphazardly at the grocery store because I need to get to my groceries much quicker than they do. Lately I've been trying to tell myself that I'm not really in that big of a hurry. And if someone cuts me off in traffic? SO WHAT? If they need to get somewhere that fast, then let them! A few months (or even perhaps years) ago my husband sent me a video called "This Is Water." It's an excerpt from a commencement speech given by a man named David Foster Wallace and it is absolutely brilliant.

This is such a poignant reminder to see everyday annoyances in such a different light, made all the more meaningful by the fact that Wallace, who suffered from depression, eventually committed suicide.

I hope this didn't get too dark, or preachy. I just thought I'd share this video as it's something that definitely makes me think about my daily grind a lot differently!

To watch the full commencement speech click here.

Let me know what you guys do to stay positive!


  1. Hi Kim -- I just watched this video. Such a great reminder to slow down and be a little more conscious of what's going on. Thanks for sharing! (PS: Not sure if you've seen this, but there's a movie about David Foster Wallace starring Jason Segel )

    1. It definitely is! I had no idea they did a movie about him, I will definitely check it out, thank you so much for sharing with me! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and your Monday is off to a great start! XO -Kim

  2. lovely blog :)
    happy Sunday! :)