Reblogged from A well traveled woman.
November 21, 2013, 9:55am Comments
Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson by Annie Leibovitz,
Coney Island, New York 1995
October 27, 2013, 10:16pm Comments
“One of the most satisfying experiences I know is just fully to appreciate an individual in the same way I appreciate a sunset. When I look at a sunset … I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a little on the right hand corner, and put a bit more purple in the cloud color” … I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch it with awe as it unfolds. It is this receptive, open attitude which is necessary to truly perceive something as it is.”
— Carl Rogers
September 16, 2013, 7:06am Comments
“You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.”
— Miriam Adeney
August 22, 2013, 9:38pm Comments
“Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences. (Roy Ascott’s phrase.) That solves a lot of problems: we don’t have to argue whether photographs are art, or whether performances are art, or whether Carl Andre’s bricks or Andrew Serranos’s piss or Little Richard’s ‘Long Tall Sally’ are art, because we say, ‘Art is something that happens, a process, not a quality, and all sorts of things can make it happen.’ … [W]hat makes a work of art ‘good’ for you is not something that is already ‘inside’ it, but something that happens inside you — so the value of the work lies in the degree to which it can help you have the kind of experience that you call art.”
Brian Eno (via jessiethatcher)
I could reblog/post this every day as a constant reminder.
May 22, 2013, 7:25pm Comments
“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”
— Hugh Laurie
May 17, 2013, 9:30am Comments
Paolo Veronese, The Marriage at Cana, c. 1563
whenever i’m in the Louvre I always look at this instead of the Mona Lisa which is in the same hall, surrounded by tourists, snapping away.
Same here, Auriea. That’s why I took this photo:
May 16, 2013, 8:34am Comments
The physical as a symbol of the spiritual world. The people who keep old rags, old useless objects, who hoard, accumulate: are they also keepers and hoarders of old ideas, useless information, lovers of the past only, even in its form of detritus?
I have the opposite obsession. In order to change skins, evolve into new cycles, I feel one has to learn to discard. If one changes internally, one should not continue to live with the same objects. They reflect one’s mind and psyche of yesterday. I throw away what has no dynamic, living use. I keep nothing to remind me of the passage of time, deterioration, loss, shriveling.”
— Anaïs Nin
May 09, 2013, 12:57pm Comments