Everything Unresolved

“…I would like to beg you dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”

–Rainer Maria Rilke, 1903 [Letters to a Young Poet]

An Artist Must Never be a Prisoner


I love this.

Originally posted on Moorezart:

“An artist must never be a prisoner.

An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success “

- Henri Matisse


“I wouldn’t mind turning into a vermillion goldfish “

- Henri Matisse

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Meteora (c)


c. Mary Kathryn Gough
Black & White film
100 or 400, Jan 2005

Monastics used to climb up into these crags and crevices to pray and meditate. There were then monasteries built near the top of some, with wrist-thick rope nets let down on pulleys for visitors. Since then, steps have been carved into the steep heights to allow visitors a breathless ascent and a visit to a spectacular view and still working monasteries.

‘And even those…

‘And even those who are neither leaders nor heroes
must arm themselves with that steadfastness of heart
which can brave even the crumbling of all hopes.

This is necessary right now, or else men will not be able to attain
even that which is possible today.’

{Max Weber}