I often wonder where the birds go in a snowstorm, for they disappear completely. I always think of them deep inside the bushes, and further along inside the trees and deep inside of the forests, on branches where no snow can reach, deeply recessed for the time of the snow, not oblivious to it, but intensely accepting their incapacity, and so enduring the snow in brave little inborn ways, with their feathered heads bowed down for warmth.
its like on one hand how do you deal with people who are optimistic and sincere and like thinking about the/their world and like on the other hand we know exactly whats going to happen to them and that they kind of are like right in the midst off a totally ineffectual generation that like kind of like set the like set the world that we were living in like in the early 2000s like sort of this the the bush eras the baby these guys and like so like how do we deal with the fact that like on one hand like anything can happen in the future and on the other hand they’re like kind of doomed
how do you show people who are ambitious and yet obviously not going to make it
Lev Kalman and Sohrab Mohebbi in discussion at 356 Mission on July 9, 2015. This discussion took place in conjunction with the Los Angeles premiere of L FOR LEISURE (2014), directed by Lev Kalman and Whitney Horn.
"We are indoctrinated with an idea that time needs to be "spent". That's why you wonder what people do when they don't do all the things you do. I tell you what: they engage with others and, more importantly, with themselves. They learn who they are and what they value. Without any effort their minds plan the future and consolidate memories of the past.
That, I think, means to be truly alive. "The unexamined life is not worth living," said Socrates. The modern version is maybe this:
The person that lives solely in emotions and information from the outside, the person that never pulls itself out of this messy reality and gives itself over to a mental spa, a time of healing and processing, a time of reflecting, feeling, thinking, seeing, worrying, planning, smiling, that person doesn't live."