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Georgia Reid

"If the absolutely pure, uncalculating, unpractical spirit of adventure had ever ruled a human being, it ruled this bepatched youth." Georgia is passionate about learning and teaching, traipsing about the world, and working to mitigate humanity's negative impact on the environment. She finds her niche at the crossroads of natural science and the arts and enjoys numerous outdoor avocations. Her primary goal for the year is to achieve artistic fluency in Español.

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Metamorphosis

June 6, 2015

I’d like toshare withyou an excerpt of a blog published onmy 18th birthday, two weeks before I left for Ecuador: “Emotions ‰ÛÒ passionate love, sorrow, elation, confusion, and any feeling in between ‰ÛÒ can be translated from music into everyone’s emotional language, as long as one is listening with an open heart. I am ready...

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A Leaf in our World Book

March 26, 2015

“In the course of telling our tales, we can discover ourselves by becoming curious about the other struggling human beings with whom we live in the world.” – Sheldon B. Kopp, If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him!   With each passing second, the clouds are tinted a little more pink and...

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Resettling

October 7, 2014

[Wiser – Old Man Canyon, Phantoms & Friends E.P.] Monday, the 6th of October, marks the beginning of my sixth full week here. The first three weeks in Quito (the capitol city of Ecuador) I lived with a host family, attending language school and training seminars, squeezing in bits of exploration as I could. I...

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Home is Where the Heart is, and my Heart is Now with Me

September 1, 2014

[“House At Pooh Corner” – Loggins & Messina] (Also, I recommend reading “The Tao of Pooh”) One of the invited speakers during Pre-Departure Training (PDT) at Stanford, Ian Slattery, led a simple, illuminating storytelling exercise: with closed eyes, he said one word and gave us 30 seconds to recall stories that were triggered by that...

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Something to Note

August 13, 2014

My blog begins as so: “Touch the Sky” – Julie Fowlis, Brave (Original Score) (Go listen to it.) In music there exists a raw manifestation of human emotion; it has the ability to transcend blockades of communication words are unable to breach. Music is a melodic language that allows for a fundamental understanding and connection...

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