Welcome Update #18




Rachel Flesch, Artisitc Director

I've tossed around ideas in my head for the past few days in regards to what I should write about here. My first inclination was to go the easy route and to discuss my recent change in position with Palmer Grove. Stepping up into the Artistic Director position has been quite a change. There are a lot more responsibilities, but I'm taking them on with all the zeal I can muster. Enough of that though; as I stated that was my first inclination. There cannot just be a first, that would be an 'only'. My second inclination was to share with you my new obsession. Thus I shall.

I've always been one to enjoy a good inspirational quote every now and again, though I've always relied on someone else to supply me with that quote. The first quote I ever found and I loved was a few years ago. "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none." It's by William Shakespeare, and it was one of those quotes that came about during a rough time in my life. It was about a year after high school, I wasn't in college, I had no job, and I had a small cluster of questionable friends. My world was crumbling around me, and I realized I trusted, and relied on too many people. I let go of those friends. It was the hardest thing I'd ever done. They were my last thread of reality, the last thing connecting me to people in the outside world and I released them. For the first time since Kindergarten I was requited to live without a single friend. I didn't even know how to make friends, people just always came to me and it happened! That quote was one of the things that helped me realize I needed to reach out to someone I'd wronged in the past. That's how I got my best friend from middle school back, and essentially how I started on the path towards becoming who I am today.

I bought a small dry erase board for my desk at my other job, after getting it to stay on the wall of my cubicle (we won't discuss how many times it fell down and hit me) I realized I really didn't have anything to put on it. So I began to scour the internet for a good quote to put up there. I came across a plethora of quotes. Who knew significant people had so many significant words!? Not only do I now write them on the wall of my cubicle, but I also have attached 30 of them in a rotation on my email signature. Yes you might say I have a bit of an addiction. So to wrap this up I'm going to share five of my favorite quotes with you, and trust me it was very hard to narrow it down to just five

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."
- Marilyn Monroe

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C.S. Lewis

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."
-Robert Frost

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."
-Groucho Marx

"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."
-Ayn Rand

If you enjoy my writing, or just want to see what else I've got up my sleeve check out our up and coming issue releasing on October 3rd. I have officially completed my first article!

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