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Minna Wang || 王敏娜  Voracious 📖 + 🛫 & 📸 +🏍 neophyte | vc in slc, ut | ✉️ minnatwang@gmail.com

🎙 "No one is a prophet in their own country." - from the Caffè Sicilia episode of Chef's Table: Pastry

“How fast would a human have to run in order to be cut in half at the bellybutton by a cheese-cutting wire?" - “What If?" by Randall Munroe
We were driving on windy roads through the Malaysian jungle and I had my camera out the window, hitting the shutter whenever I saw a person on the side of the road. Shockingly managed to get a few decent shots. 📸

"If you had a million Shakespeares, could they write like a monkey?" - Steven Wright

"Conversation is all draft."
- @theatlantic, The Secret Life of 'Um' .
📸: @manicproject

"Adventure is just hardship with an inflated sense of self." 😉 - Polly Harper in "Orange is the New Black" (the TV series)

"Historians study the past not in order to repeat it, but in order to be liberated by it." - Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari 🛬🇲🇾
*requisite airplane-wing-from-window shot to announce I'm back from vacation*

“From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.” - Jacques Cousteau, TIME magazine, 1960 🌊❄️🌊
Officially scuba diving certified! Next stop: Perhentian, Malaysia 🧜🏼‍♀️🐠

"I'm not trying to be anyone's savior. I'm just trying to think of the future and not be sad." - Elon Musk (from his @TED talk, "The future we're building--and boring") ❊❊❊ Amazing team for this shoot: 🖤
photography - @dustontodd
mua/hair - @megaforce
styling - @erinzachman
assistance - @hiroshimasvhc

“That’s how stories happen — with a turning point, an unexpected twist. There’s only one kind of happiness, but misfortune comes in all shapes and sizes. It’s like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.”
― Haruki Murakami, "Kafka on the Shore," recommended by @manicproject

"The conductor of an orchestra doesn't make a sound. He depends for his power on his ability to make other people powerful. I realized my job was to awaken possibility in other people. And I wanted to know if I was doing that. You know how you find out? You look at their eyes. If their eyes are shining, you know you're doing it. I have a definition of success...that's very simple--it's not about money or fame or power. It's about how many shining eyes I have around me."
- Benjamin Zander, "The transformative power of classical music," @TED

"Like homeschooling, beekeeping, and canning, the use of essential oils crosses the political spectrum and speaks to a common desire for increased self-sufficiency—or, more darkly, a fear of imminent institutional collapse." - How Essential Oils Became the Cure for Our Age of Anxiety, published in @newyorkermag

"It was from the women I thought I was helping who taught me how to enjoy beauty and celebrate it. In Bosnia, during the days of Sarajevo, which was the longest sieged city, I went into the siege. I asked women, 'What do you want me to bring you the next time I'm here?' And the woman said lipstick. I was like, 'Lipstick?? What are you talking about? Don't you want, I don't know, vitamins? Why?' And they said, 'Because it's the smallest thing. We put it on every day and we feel we are beautiful and that's how we are resisting. They want us to feel that we're dead. They want us to feel that we are ugly.' And one woman, she said, 'I put on lipstick every time before I leave the house because I want that sniper, before he shoots me, to know that he is killing a beautiful woman.' And I look at her, and I think, 'That is how she's keeping her beauty. Who am I to take myself so seriously when they are keeping life going through beauty?' Through that small act of resilience, you can keep joy [even in the hardest of times].' - quote from Zainab Salbi, "To Endure," TED Radio Hour, @ted
📸 by @dustontodd

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