original photo album part 8: senior year til new years

October 18, 2018
My family went on a 2 week, 3000-mile bus tour of the British Isles. And Veronika came to visit my in NYC for New Year's.

Open Photo Gallery


outside british museum august 1995



math bridge at cambridge



british museum



with mom in scotlland



mom susan and uncle billy goats gruff



edinburgh cats



in edinburgh



uncle bill and aunt susan at edinburgh from above



family in uk



wales crazy port name



at stonehenge



scottish gargoyles



scottish gargoyles



scottish gargoyles



church gargoyles



cat art in edinburgh



gargoyles



cieda ocean grove nov 1995



by cieda ocean grove nov 1995



ocean grove pier and shore



boardwalk carousel house



old ferris wheel place near boardwalk



with jumbo ii



on wigglesworth



jen mono girl monty on bridge by fenway



family reunion at the simlers summer 1995



sunset over simlers family reunion 1995



anthony tony colindres



mom getting snes for christmas



aunt susan and her christmas loot from elisabeth



veronika and shadows on beach



veronika on jersey shore



veronika on rocky shore



with veronika at times square news year eve 1995-1996



rollover to 1996



other couple at times square 1995-1996



selfportrait in mirror at empire state building



blizzard of 1996 streetscene



veronika in living room of moms apartment



odd self portrait with veronika



veronika by wall near guggenheim

If you make things long enough, you will fail. That's important enough that I'm going to say it again, with emphasis. If you make things long enough, you will fail. The same thing that put you in the elevated place of being a creative artist in the first place will curdle or invert or fall on its face or on your face and you will be a person who made something that they should not have made. [...] David Bowie said something I really liked. I don't know if he said it often, but it's the kind of thing that you should get tattooed on your leg. He said that creativity is "one of the few human endeavors where you can crash your airplane and walk away from it."
Questlove, "Creative Quest"
I think it's a good example of being aware of catastrophizing - an individual effort fails, it's so easy to see that as an array of dominos to other creative efforts, to our self-worth, maybe even our ability to make a living and thus ensure our own physical security. But those situations, those kinds of slippery slopes, aren't that common, and usually we can find some place to get traction - that is if the initial failure is even that big to begin with. Which it usually isn't - that's where the ability to cast a "So What" field comes in handy. This effort failed. So what? So I feel like I'm less good of a creator. So what?

Another quote from the book that I liked the sound of:
There was no such thing as distraction. There was only traction.