My mother said to me, ‘If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.’ Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
- Pablo Picasso (via balerion)
November 5, 1946
People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.
I don’t know why it took me so long to find this quote, this seems to put things really well into perspective!
X-Men 50th Anniversary ± 30 X-Men Through The Decades
Street photography is something I have been working on. Why? Because I love people watching and wondering what the story could be behind each face. I walked past this woman several times today. I kept noticing her, and how she too enjoyed people watching. I have sympathy when I see an elderly person restricted in their wheelchairs….restricted in their health. I wonder if watching the younger kids and adults run and walk around remind her of her restriction…or remind her of younger times. After noticing her, I knew I wanted a photo of her. When I pointed the camera at her she was turned away, but when I clicked she looked my way. If you read this I thank you, and I hope this woman touches your heart the way she touched mine.
Astronomical Clock 1540, Munster, Westfalen, Paulusdom