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Thank you Steve Jobs

October 5, 2011

I feel an urgency to articulate my feelings having just heard the sad news of Steve Jobs passing. I only just found out about it moments ago. I’m so sad to have learned that he is gone. Knowing that while I write this, a million, trillion other fingertips are tapping at their keyboards or touch pads in rhythmic unison as together we respectfully march forward to pay our respects. The tapping sound could very well be misconstrued as knitting needles fearlessly knotting a vast network of interwoven threads. Threads that are binding the creative community, and beyond, together in sadness. It is strange to feel so much grief for a total strangers death. Perhaps it is because the essence of this person and his design esthetic is so prevalent within the personal layers of our lives through the experience of his technology. He helped connect us in ways that had never been done before in work and in play. For the creative community he was the visionaries visionary.

Thank you for sharing your vision Steve Jobs. May your sudden silence leave you blanketed inside a blissful sleep.

An excerpt from Steve’s commencement speech in the video above.
“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

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