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December 16, 2014

Things That Exploded My Heart This Year

December 16, 2014

I’m a tender dude, so it doesn’t take a lot to make my heart explode. I'm constantly moved by art and music and every day miracles like pretty dessertsAnyway, here are 3 things that really moved me this year.

My Favorite Picture of You.

This short film made my eyes sweat profusely. It's about memory and loss and love, told in a simple, moving style. For me it's a constant reminder how effective a simple story can be.

Anything from Storycorps.

People’s stories are really powerful and StoryCorps does a great job of presenting them. If you catch me silently crying at my desk, it’s probably because of one of their videos.


Supercuts / Video Montages. All kinds.

There’s something satisfying about identifying, curating and celebrating the patterns / tropes that run through pop culture. A great supercut can take something benign and elevate it into art. Take this super cut of 80s wrestlers breathing heavily.

This is my generation’s folk art. If this doesn't move you, then you are not human.

Honorary Mention:

Pizza. All kinds.


What moved you this year?


This post is part of Think Kit by SmallBox.

Today's prompt: Take a moment to dip into the deep well of the past year's 24-hour news cycle. What world event moved you this year? What story, series, or moment fascinated you? Made you scratch your head? Brought you to the edge of tears...or past the edge of your seat? Did an outside perspective change the way you felt, or make you take action? Share the headline(s) that resonated with you.

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