February 9th, 2022

February 9, 2022

“One by one they were all becoming shades. Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.”

-James Joyce

First published in 1914. It presents a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century.

“Für Elise” — Beethoven’s melody that plays in the streets of Taiwan to let residents know it’s trash collection time. Better than ‘clean up, clean up, everybody do you share.’

-the skimm


The “New Frontier” spot is part of Salesforce’s “Team Earth” campaign, which calls on businesses and individuals to rally around a fair and more sustainable future.


Olympic and Super Bowl ad.




April 28, 2020

‘There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.’

-Federico Fellini

‘Ah, the knowledge of importance

that haunts our days

is their very fragrance.

We in our striving think we should last forever,

but could we be used by the Divine

if we were not ephemeral?’



Strong, and barely controllable.

August 10, 2019

“You know the Greeks didn’t write obituaries. They only asked one question after a (wo)man died: ‘Did (s)he have passion?’”

-Marc Klein/Serendipity


“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” 

-Nelson Mandela




October 31, 2016


Life’s tapestry.

October 11, 2016


‘Life may downsize the things we rely on or how we see ourselves, but our spirit waits like a song in a blanket. No matter how dear the tapestry, there is something more dear in each of us that waits for the blanket to be lifted, so that our spirit can sing.’

‘There are countless stories of people whose lives truly find their meaning after events force them to give up careers that they have been devoted to.Close you eyes and thing of your work as the glass, and how you are as the water.’

-Mark Nepo

Evolving contribution.

July 26, 2016

Readers are encouraged and invited to contribute to Dayle’s Community Cafe. Hazel Morgan asked to share, ‘Art. It’s not just a job, it’s a calling. Is it calling you?’

Art Graduates

‘A job is just a work if it is done to earn income and status. When you start loving your work it’s no more work it will become your passion. Different professions that have been surveyed, the artist found being satisfied and happiest of all. Since apart from money artists enjoy more facilities such as flexible working hours and opportunity to show their creativity and talent.

Today many people believe in the wrong perception that artist are not well paid as compared to other graduates like doctors and engineers. However, they are unaware of the fact that artist is the one among all who are found to be more satisfied with their jobs.

According to survey Most of the people in the America feel that they cannot concentrate on their work completely since for them their work is just a job they are doing for some motives while, It is also found that 82% of arts graduates report feeling very engaged with their work and they feel pleasure doing their job.

To know more about art graduates please take a look at the graphic below to learn more about art graduates.

Source_Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP)

Please visit Hazel’s website at

We’ve heard in life we should follow our passions. Perhaps, more than passion we  follow our contribution. What is our contribution? How does it align with purpose? How do we evolve our place along humanity’s spectrum? Maybe our contribution is simply the intersection of what we love, and what we are good at. Passion here being defined as contribution.

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April 27, 2016


‘This thing called Life.’

April 24, 2016


‘…remind ourselves how good and how important is to be, well, a weirdo, to let your freak flag fly, to live life out loud and proud, to shock the bourgeoisie, to cultivate a social conscience, to make ethical art that is connected to a spiritual purpose, to own your work and to own your name in a culture of commodification, to stay rooted to your beginnings and to practice and master your craft. We’re here to get through this thing called Life…’

Beautiful and complex expose on the life of Prince and his contribution by writer Jason King for NPR.

Passion. And creativity.

September 16, 2015


‘One of the greatest quotes on creativity ever…

I am a big advocate for the pursuit of curiosity. You’ve maybe heard me talk about this before? We are constantly being told to pursue our passions in life, but there are times when passion is a TALL ORDER, and really hard to reach. In seasons of confusion, of loss, of boredom, of insecurity, of distraction, the idea of “passion” can feel completely inaccessible and impossible. In such times, you are lucky to be able to get your laundry done (that sometimes feels as high as you can aim) and when someone tells you to follow your passion, you want to give them the middle finger. (Go ahead and do it, by the way. But wait till their back is turned, out of civility.)

But curiosity, I have found, is always within reach.

Passion is a tower of flame, but curiosity is a tiny tap on the shoulder — a little whisper in the ear that says, “Hey, that’s kind of interesting…”

Passion is rare; curiosity is everyday.

Curiosity is therefore a lot easier to reach at at times than full-on passion — and the stakes are lower, easier to manage.

The trick is to just follow your small moments of curiosity. It doesn’t take a massive effort. Just turn your head an inch. Pause for a instant. Respond to what has caught your attention. Look into it a bit. Is there something there for you? A piece of information?

For me, a lifetime devoted to creativity is nothing but a scavenger hunt — where each successive clue is another tiny little hit of curiosity. Pick each one up, unfold it, see where it leads you next.

Small steps.

Keep doing that, and I promise you: The curiosity will eventually lead you to the passion.

And that’ll be the end of boredom’.

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