Words to Live By: Clara Bensen + Jeff Wilson

“The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.”
– DOCTOR WHO

Clara & Jeff

Like Doctor Who, I believe the universe is a strange and extraordinary place. Jeff and I conduct odd experiments (luggage-less adventures and dumpster dwellings) as a way of playfully daring the world to show us something new—a different perspective, an unexpected twist, a fresh understanding of what it means to be human. Though Doctor Who is a fictional television character, both Jeff and I admire his witty sense of humor, which both honors the impossible, miraculous nature of being alive, even as it refuses to take any particular circumstance all that seriously (including impeding mortal doom). There’s definitely something to be said for applying the Doctor’s approach to the ups and downs of existence.

 

CLARA BENSEN
WRITER

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To me, the ridiculous edge of the universe is a place where you sell all your possessions for a dollar apiece and move into a 36 square foot dumpster house.

I’ve discovered that what I’ve lost in space/stuff I’ve gained in freedom, which has ultimately yielded a huge number of ridiculous, impossible moments (and maybe even a miracle or two).

 
 
 
 
 
 

JEFF WILSON
PROFESSOR, HUSTON-TILLOTSON UNIVERSITY AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE DUMPSTER PROJECT

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