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Nobody understands
Why he climbs the tallest tree,
Spreads his arms after reaching the top
And bows down to the birds.


 


Nobody understands
Why he wears a hat and
Curtsies only when a butterfly
Rushes and flies by.


People stare as he walks by
Looking down at the ground
As if searching for his long lost love
When he’s looking at the ants.


Ask him and he’ll call the sun
A moon of the day
Because what’s the use of dreaming
If you’re not awake?


And as his world spins in fantasies
He plays in the rain, making
Reality as fragile as the rain
That dries up when in pain


And he stares at the ground
Which, in fact, reflects
The traces of a vanished life
He plans to live

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Using the word 'RUIN' as a prompt, contribute your 10 minute writing to the collaboration: http://www.hitrecord.org/collaborations/9071. Full instructions are on the collab page!

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I liked the question from the Q&A 


"Is Language instinctual? Or is it learned and influenced by culture? And how does it affect our culture - does it change the way we think?"


As someone who's lived in different countries where different languages where spoken I have noticed that some things just don't translate. But why? Maybe because the concept this word represents is not so important in some other cultures? 


A started a collaboration about this a while back and came up with a list of examples 


Saudade ( portuguese) : Feeling of nostalgia and longing Fremdschämen (german) : To feel embarrassed for someone else Jayus (indonesian): When a joke it’s so bad that it becomes funny Age-otori (japanese): A really bad haircut Gigil (filipino) : When something is so cute you feel the need to pinch it Toska (russian):Spiritual anguish often with out any apparent reason


 


I think this could be a great way for artists to interpret this concepts. How do you explain to someone a concept they don't have in their language? Well it could be through a parabole, or a photo , or a drawing, a song, a poem, etc. 


I might make a video later and expand on this a bit more, if I can get over my fear of cameras. 


 

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That's my dad's hand adding a wooden ball he said the gnome was collecting :) He said he ruined the shot, I said he added to it. Hope you enjoy it my friends, I haven't been doing much editing if any with my photos lately, so I apologize for the not so glamorous and colorful editing. Happy day to y'all!! Peace :)

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What about body language? It speaks much louder!


In that language, some words are universal. Smile = some sort of happiness.


However, other words, or gestures, are culture-specific. In English, shaking your head means "no," in India, it means "yes." 


 

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Title sequence for INTO NOIRE

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R.I.P


Logan Reed, you will be missed

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#1: Hey, how r u?


#2: nb, u?


#1: yh nb. Skl ok?


#2: Wtf. Chem test, man. Idek. 


#1: Yh rite.


#2: how did u do?


#1: nb i think. will c 2moro tho neway.


#2: yo did u ask out stacey yet?


#1: no, y?


#2: u shud.


#1: rly?


#2: yh. u guyz wd b gr8.


#1: thanks man. ily. 


#2: ly2. i always got ur bk. dude, g2g. dinner. 


#1: k. ttyl.

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