RACE

RACE by C Fruehan

Race…

It’s a race to the finish where there is no winner.


Race…

Why we racing to the finish when there is no winner?


Does it separate?

Does it divide?

Is it a figment of our own mind?


Race…

There is no finish and there is no winner.


You see…

We are all flesh and blood, and God is an ever evolving artist who didn’t want to color with just…one…crayon. 

He wanted to use the whole damn box!

So He drew lines and shapes and figures as He giggled...all different all beautiful.


And He used every crayon in His arsenal

Because all beige would be boring.


Now don’t get me wrong…

Beige is beautiful.

But all beige...

Boring.


And He used every crayon in His arsenal

Because all brown would be boring.


Don’t get me wrong…

Brown is beautiful.

But all brown...

Boring.


And He used every crayon in His arsenal

Because all yellow would be boring.


Don’t get me wrong…


Yellow 

Is

Beautiful


But all yellow...

Boring.


You get my multicolored drift?


Yes, He used every single crayon and He drew to His heart’s content, until the points of wax became nubs.


And then…He presented us to us. 


His gift was HUMANITY… and He put hearts in our chests and brains in our heads.

And what do we do with His creations? 

We judge. 

We separate.

We compartmentalize to ease our own minds.


Race…

There is no finish line, there is no winner, and there is no trophy.

There is no winner when we compete on the street. 

We bait, we hate, we take what was once great… and we separate.


Race…

We jockey to the finish but there is no winner.


How do we win?


We see His art for what it is.

Majestic.

Eccentric.

Eclectic.

Poetic.


Don’t be an art critic.

Be an art lover!


Love the art that is humanity! 


Love that we are midnight, dark and glowing. 

Love that we are cocoa, rich and luscious. 

Love that we are peach skinned, soft and fuzzy.

Love that we are golden, we are olive, we are burnt umber, with freckles littered upon our skin.


We are also lovely, loud, funny, brash, bashful, hungry, broken and triumphant!


Race to EMPATHY and we all win.

Race to INCLUSION and we all win.

Race to EQUALITY and we all win.

Race to LOVE and… 

WE. 

ALL.

WIN.

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DON’T BE AFRAID TO GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR RESUME´

 

Artists and creatives, don’t be afraid to think outside of the box when it comes to the crafting of your resume´. With so many candidate’s qualifications floating around out there, neatly typed onto 32 lb. ecru paper, sometimes you will need to take a chance to catch the eye of your future employer; and getting creative with your resume´ may be just the thing you need to do to stand out from the crowd.

Not all industries are going to appreciate a creative resume´ but I am betting that if you are seeking a job in the arts or entering into the fields of advertising, marketing or design, a non-traditional resume´ is just the ticket to get you noticed. That being said, it is important to make sure that your new interpretation can showcase your skills at a glance, and it is critical that you have the qualifications to back it up. 

When hand crafting a unique resume´ keep in mind the industry that you are entering and create something that speaks directly to that industry. Entering the design field? It may be as simple as having a unique layout or eye-catching typography. Want to work for an advertising firm? Create an "ad" that sells you as the brand and it may just get you the interview. Or, if you are looking for a job working for Tom Hanks, peck out your resume´ on a Vintage 1929 Underwood and mail him the whole damned typewriter! Whatever you do, make sure that your design layout and interpretation is good and certainly keep it professional

The key is to get you noticed. That is your initial goal, ultimately your future employer may then ask you for a more traditional layout, which you will always have waiting in the wings.

The inspiration for this resume´ came from the cover of The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern by Carol Strickland.

The inspiration for this resume´ came from the cover of The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern by Carol Strickland.