A weekly dispatch from What We Seee. Part of an ongoing mission to fulfil the cultural promise of the internet. An enriching and eclectic collection of music, art, film and stories. Think of it as your digital 5-a-day.
It is foolish to presume that there is hope
Jonathan Reed wrote this palindrome poem, “Lost Generation,” about the future waiting for him and his peers. Listening to this innocent narration is utterly disheartening. But if you prevail and ready your soul for the second half you will no doubt be motivated to be a better person.
The best way to destroy a people is take away their ability to reproduce
A cool, calm and devastating lesson delivered by Laurence Fishburn in John Singleton’s Boyz N The Hood about responsibility, awareness and that “you have to think young brother, about your future”.
An everlasting collection of honesty
This week marked the passive of the remarkable photographer Terry O’Neill. He rarely took interviews, was intensely humble and private and yet lived a truly colourful life. Take a few moments to enjoy his views on life, photography and celebrity and marvel in his ability capture some of the most iconic moments of our time.
Won’t you be my neighbour
Please follow Mr. Rogers’ advice today.
When Fred Rogers made his lifetime achievement acceptance speech at the Emmy’s he did not begin by thanking agents, producers or industry. He simply said:
“All of us have special ones who have loved us into being. Would you just take, along with me, ten seconds to think of the people who have helped you become who you are… 10 seconds of silence?”
Try it now.
This is what pain sounds like
This performance by Bill Withers is considered to be one of the greatest live performances ever. A rare song in which a man sings about heartache and letting go.
Cover photo: Terry O’Neill by Misan Harriman
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