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Sights & Sounds: Alex & Alice
Common Discourse is a project designed to help others (and ourselves) think through creativity, focus, and intentional work—from Alex Tan & Alice Otieno.
Every Tuesday we share words from a journal, a few ideas, a quote from somebody else, and links worth sharing. On Fridays we invite a guest to share images from their camera roll and a sound that resonates with them.
For this week’s Sights and Sounds, Alex and I decided to collaborate on a joint entry.
Week over week, the process of putting one of these together involves us reaching out to someone who we’re mutuals/friends with, or anyone we find interesting, and invite them to contribute as a guest. Whatever they send through is always unexpected, and a lovely surprise that Alex and I only see on the Wednesday or Thursday prior.
I often mention to Alex how interesting it is to match up our preconceptions of a person and what they share from their camera roll, which inevitably gives us a slight glimpse into the intimate details of their lives that you might not have known prior.
On the flip side of that, it’s equally as interesting going through your own: going through images of times past, conversations with relationships past, and screenshots of things that you had hoped to one day go back to, but only re-stumbled across when doing an exercise such as this.
Nonetheless, it’s all a way of connecting and piecing together a story, and finding meaning in the everyday moments—however mundane or exciting it may be.
Thanks for another week,
— Alice & Alex
— Alex’s Sound
— Alice’s Sound
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