“Like all beautiful things, these paintings are contagious. By beautiful I don’t mean attractive, but something we believe in without having perfect access to. The power of all art depends on incomplete access.”—Jonathan Safran Foer on Dana Schutz.
“There’s 14 billion people in the world; how amazing would it be to get to know all of them, and to empathize with them so deeply that you could see the entire world the way they all see the world? Instead of our one subjective view of how we see reality, I could have 14 billion subjective views, and through that triangulation, really have almost a true objective view of reality.”—
Im trying to feel really bad ass about cutting my finger in half and having to get surgery and getting a fake fingernail but all it really is is that i’m fucking clumsy and i’ll be completely useless at my job AND FUCK IT KEEPS THROBBING AND I CAN FEEL THE LINE WHERE I CUT IT ESPECIALLY WHEN I THINK ABOUT THAT MOMENT.
“There’s so much more to life than finding someone who will want you, or being sad over someone who doesn’t. There’s a lot of wonderful time to be spent discovering yourself without hoping someone will fall in love with you along the way, and it doesn’t need to be painful or empty. You need to fill yourself up with love. Not anyone else. Become a whole being on your own. Go on adventures, fall asleep in the woods with friends, wander around the city at night, sit in a coffee shop on your own, write on bathroom stalls, leave notes in library books, dress up for yourself, give to others, smile a lot. Do all things with love, but don’t romanticize life like you can’t survive without it. Live for yourself and be happy on your own. It isn’t any less beautiful, I promise.”—(via breelovesbeauty)
I wrote a list of things about Palawan when I was there so I don’t forget what it looked like. The list goes: houses cemeteries, unfinished silt houses with growth, mountains that look like the rocks I pick out from the beach, Cooper’s inn in the middle of nowhere (stray dogs, ugly beach with dead trees with huge roots by the shore, small island filled with crab holes, seeing the mouth of a river for the first time, fishermen during a silent, blue sunset, lights turning on for fishing at twilight), the color green, men carrying wood panels, sacks of rice, plants and bamboo and boxes, mini cave in small lagoon, clotheslines, women doing laundry under a tree, two people carrying one basket.