The Ashland Independent Film Festival is this week and I'm super excited. It's so great that so many awesome films are coming through our small town. On Thursday I'm seeing two collections of Oscar Short Documentaries; on Friday I'm seeing two films about immigration (Sin Pais, and The Fence); on Saturday I'm seeing a film about running (Hood to Coast); and on Sunday I'm seeing two documentaries about activism/activists (Better this World, and If A Tree Falls). Great line up (I hope!)

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“Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel? You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.” - Pablo Picasso

1 comment:

Allira said...

That quote is really beautiful, and so true!