"Have you ever been watching a movie—let’s say in the theater where you don’t have the ability to rewind—and you miss what’s actually happening because you’re hung up on the last scene, trying to make sense of it instead of actively paying attention? Have you ever missed the significance of a whole scene by dwelling on one that has passed, when the present one plays a vital part in moving the story forward? Doing this is a mistake because you’re pulling yourself out of the narrative that has been strategically crafted to carry you through the story. Every scene matters, so if you dwell on a single one as it proceeds, you will miss out on the art of the film.

So is life I think. I often ask, “who am I and how am I known,” but I think it’s better to ask myself, “who do you want to be,” “what do you want to become,” and “how do you want to be known in the future,” and start doing things in the present that reflect that. It’s no surprise that I often feel stuck or lost. I’m actively avoiding the present and hindering my future when I keep looking over my shoulder without the power to rewind. So instead of hitting replay in my mind to analyze moments that have already faded out, I’m pressing play and taking hold of today because it whispers into tomorrow and hurls stepping stones into the future. I’m going to be present in my narrative, because this scene has a purpose, and I intend to find out what it is so I can be proud of my character development in the pages to come.

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- LB, Rhetoric & Reminders (via yesdarlingido)

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We were back in Singapore for the weekend! We had attended my graduation with my family and had such a great time catching up with them. Ate a lot of seafood… and am just generally thankful :)

We were back in Singapore for the weekend! We had attended my graduation with my family and had such a great time catching up with them. Ate a lot of seafood… and am just generally thankful :)

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So yesterday I heard a couple of things that have been said that were not very pleasant. And I wonder about how these people find their capacity to think so highly of themselves to allow for such thoughtless words. 

There are those who matter, and there definitely are those who do not matter, at all. Which explains why some learnt of the news from us, personally, and others on their own from whichever sources. And that is not to say that all who had learnt from us personally are necessarily an important part of our lives, some were told of the incident merely because, in fact, all of them were told merely because of the rise of necessity. 

Hence, then I remind myself that not many can be trusted, and will also remind myself that those who can be, are really precious. 

crossconnectmag:

The Art of Red Tweny


One colour, endless anxieties…

By the way…
to understand better my drawings it could be useful to know that I’m trying to hold together various styles: Remodernism, Expressionism, Dark Art, Surrealism, Pop Art, Dada Art and New Figuration.
Trying to be as direct as possible I use one single color without any digital manipulation: I use only my soul and a traditional ink pen. It is born a style that I think is quite new and recognizable among others, reminiscent of the fears of our century and the uneasiness of our souls: I try to tell you the shabby daily lives as opposed to the higher needs of the human soul, almost always disappointed.

Saatchi Art

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Mike Stilkey born 1975 is an American artist known for his book sculpture paintings. He uses the covers of discarded library books as canvases for his whimsical paintings.

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He said “I don’t need you to hustle. I don’t want you to hustle. Tell them that I am a pimp and you’re my queen.” 

I felt so loved today when I told him about not having the right words when asked if I am working. 

Thankful. 

I had a really good day. I swam, I worked on my abs, legs and also swam 33 laps. I shouldn’t be misleading here - they aren’t the standard olympic laps, but good enough! Headed to the sauna and also the steam room. Then I think about my man who works hard and tells me that he doesn’t want me to hustle, he just wants me to enjoy myself. 

In the bigger realm of things I am thankful, because God is good to me.

He said “I don’t need you to hustle. I don’t want you to hustle. Tell them that I am a pimp and you’re my queen.”

I felt so loved today when I told him about not having the right words when asked if I am working.

Thankful.

I had a really good day. I swam, I worked on my abs, legs and also swam 33 laps. I shouldn’t be misleading here - they aren’t the standard olympic laps, but good enough! Headed to the sauna and also the steam room. Then I think about my man who works hard and tells me that he doesn’t want me to hustle, he just wants me to enjoy myself.

In the bigger realm of things I am thankful, because God is good to me.

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