Remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be.
Marina Abramovic meets Ulay
“Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. at her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing it and this is what happened.”
I’ve always felt this way
Most people think happiness is about gaining something, but it’s not. It’s all about getting rid of the darkness you accumulate.
We all have dark periods in our lives. We all face difficulties that seem insurmountable. We all encounter setbacks. And when we do, we’re often tempted to throw in the towel. Most philosophers have tried to help us reduce the amount that we suffer. They have offered consoling advice on how to make the pain go away. But there was one philosopher with a far more bracing take on the subject. Friedrich Nietzsche believed that all varieties of suffering and failure would to be welcomed by anyone seeking happiness. We should regard them as tough challenges to be overcome, in the same way as a climber might tackle a mountain. Almost alone among philosophers, he thought it as an advantage to have serious reversals in life.
I get worried for young girls; I want them to feel that they can be sassy and full and weird and geeky and smart and independent, and not so withered and shriveled.
We all live in our own world. But if you look up at the starry sky - you’ll see that all the different worlds up there combine to form constellations, solar systems, galaxies.
Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.
Don’t be delicate. Be vast and brilliant
This is my life
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