❝ Curation is not the new artistry. Don’t just display your influences. Subvert them. Debase them. Surpass them. ❞
— Martin Douglas
I recently had an amazing epiphany thanks to this quote. After I read that, all my crazy tangents and ramblings all came together. Each of these points require a fair bit of explanation, but I think I’ll save that for another time.
- You cannot have the “yin” without the “yang”.
- You cannot have gray without black and white.
- Everything is circular and cyclical.
- There is no understanding it.
Please ask if you would like more explanation. I’m very interested as to what others think of this.
❝ In the act of tearing something apart, you lose its meaning. ❞
— Lt. Gen. Paul Van Riper, from Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Who am I?
Who does the universe say I am?
Who does God say I am?
Am I in charge of my own fate?
Do I get to choose to be good or evil?
Why do I give in to my weaknesses when that’s the last thing I want to do?
We are all connected.
You can live as selfishly as you want, but that doesn’t change reality.
Creativity is a process by which a symbolic domain of culture is changed!
You can’t let the pressure of cultural change weigh on you as you create, though. That weight can cause either an over-inflated ego or a great sense of depression that will stifle your creativity.
You just create what you wish to see created.
I’m going to shave my beard and there’s nothing you can do about it.
UPDATE: And it’s gone.