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Viva Nox

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Viva Nox (The Vivid Night)— At the West End Gallery

Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. It’s all about taking in as much of what’s out there as you can, and not letting the excuses and the dreariness of some of the obligations you’ll soon be incurring narrow your lives. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.

–Susan Sontag, 2003 Commencement Speech at Vassar

Attention is vitality…

That sure rings true in my limited experience.

I had wrote a whole spiel earlier, spending way too much time on something I finally determined said substantially less than these three simple words.

So, let’s leave it here for today. You determine what those words mean for you.

But I do ask that you do as Sontag advises and take in as much as you can from what’s out there and stay eager and engaged.

We need more people with that sort of vitality…

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