"I don’t have any good ideas"
That’s a common mantra among those that say that they want to leap, but haven’t, and aren’t, and won’t.
What they’re actually saying is, “I don’t have any ideas that are guaranteed to work, and not only that, are guaranteed to cause no criticism or moments when I’m sure the whole thing is going to fall apart.”
Seth Godin, wise as ever, tells it like it is.
To solve this paradox, he wrote a wonderful children’s book for grownups about vulnerability and the creative life.
I feel nothing
I feel everything.
I don’t know which is worse. —2 am thoughts (via froze-by-desire
It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless. —L.R. Knost (via elige
Do not try to be pretty. You weren’t meant to be pretty; you were meant to burn down the earth and graffiti the sky. Don’t let anyone ever simplify you to just “pretty.” —Things I Wish My Mother Had Taught Me
Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough. —
Ernest Hemingway (via euphoricnonsensee)
Another argument for being present, and mindful. I’m working on this, every day…
Be soft, kind and loving. But also take nobody’s shit. —(via wallflowerrr
The sun is
God, your body is milk …
useless, useless …
your cries are song, my body’s not me …
no good … my idea
has evaporated … your hair is time, your thighs are song …
it had something to do
with death … it had something
to do with love. —Li-Young Lee, from “This Room and Everything In It
” (via the-final-sentence
I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art, 1971
Lithograph: 22 1/2 × 30 in. (57.2 × 76.2 cm).
1) Jenny Holzer
2) Robert Montgomery