moments of brilliance

“unexpected intrusions of beauty. that is what life is.”


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Aug 10

Daniel’s Cake Smash!

You can hear my mom trying to explain to my grandma (her MIL) what a cake smash is because she was apparently horrified that we were purposely trying to get Daniel make to a mess.


Aug 7

Cupcakes!!


Ok, I made the weepy sentimental post last night, so here’s the happy one.

HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY, DANIEL!!


Happy First Birthday, my sweet boy.
You are our pride and joy, little Daniel. We are all so very proud of you. I love you with all that I am (despite the fact that sometimes I still can’t believe I am actually your mother!) I can’t wait for what the future holds as I watch you grow.

Happy First Birthday, my sweet boy.

You are our pride and joy, little Daniel. We are all so very proud of you. I love you with all that I am (despite the fact that sometimes I still can’t believe I am actually your mother!) I can’t wait for what the future holds as I watch you grow.


Aug 6
“Why teach music?

Music is a science:
It is exact, specific, and it demands exact acoustics. A conductor’s full score is a chart, a graph which indicates frequencies, intensities, volume changes, melody, and harmony all at once and with the most exact control of time.

Music is mathematical:
It is rhythmically based on the subdivisions of time into fractions which must be done instantaneously, not worked out on paper.

Music is a foreign language:
Most of the terms are in Italian, German, or French; and the notation is certainly not English— but a highly developed kind of shorthand that uses symbols to represent ideas. The semantics of music is the most complete and universal language.

Music is history:
Music usually reflects the environments and times of its creation, often even the country and/or racial feeling.

Music is a physical education:
It requires fantastic coordinations of the fingers, hands, arms, lips, cheek, and facial muscles, in addition to extraordinary dinary control of the diaphragmatic, back, stomach, and chest muscles, which respond instantly to the sound the ear hears and the mind interprets.

Music is all these things, but most of all music is art:
It allows a human being to take all these dry technically boring (but difficult) techniques and use them to create emotion. That is one thing that science cannot duplicate: humanism, feeling, emotion, call it what you will.

This is why we teach music!
Not because we expect you to major in music.
Not because we expect you to play or sing all your life.
Not so you can relax.
Not so you can have fun.
BUT— so you will be human.
So you will recognize beauty.
So you will be sensitive.
So you will be closer to an infinite beyond this world.
So you will have something to cling to.
So you will have more love, more compassion, more gentleness, more good— in short, more life.

Of what value will it be to make a prosperous living unless we know how to live?


That is why we teach music.”
Pennsylvania Music Educators’ Association    (via foxtrotmadly)

(via foxtrotmadly)


Aug 5
I can’t wear my ring because I found a crack in it :(

I can’t wear my ring because I found a crack in it :(


I can’t BELIEVE how many clever wedding planning business names I’ve come up with on my own only to find out that they have already been taken! 


moments-brilliance:

42 weeks

One year ago today

moments-brilliance:

42 weeks

One year ago today


Two more days.

Two more days.


Aug 4

(via patronlove)


fini-mun:

Imagine this scenario. You drop your phone in the cake batter. The cake bakes. The cake comes out looking great, and you frost it. It looks beautiful. A masterpiece of baking.
Later, you need to make a phone call, but you can’t find your phone. You ask your friend to call you, so you can find it by the ring tone. You hear a muffled ring. Slowly, both you and your friend turn to the cake.

The original post is fake. Those screenshots are from a youtube video where this guy does all this crazy stuff with iPhones to test their durability. 

fini-mun:

Imagine this scenario. You drop your phone in the cake batter. The cake bakes. The cake comes out looking great, and you frost it. It looks beautiful. A masterpiece of baking.

Later, you need to make a phone call, but you can’t find your phone. You ask your friend to call you, so you can find it by the ring tone. You hear a muffled ring. Slowly, both you and your friend turn to the cake.

The original post is fake. Those screenshots are from a youtube video where this guy does all this crazy stuff with iPhones to test their durability. 

(via smilingscarlette)


Aug 2
fllibrarygirl:

My two favorite holograms!

Well
Seeing this has has made my night!

fllibrarygirl:

My two favorite holograms!

Well

Seeing this has has made my night!


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