Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.
Pablo Picasso

what it’s like trying to get your idea heard by someone who’s already in love with their idea



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Hey ya, TGIF

My independent family though…

Hello Dear

Thank you so much for your kind and long mail. I am really glad that you are doing well and that everything is fine with you. How is the weather over there in New York? Today I was in Amsterdam, I had an appointment with my editor about our webzine. We promote Dutch films with reviews, interviews, set reports etc. Next week we’ll have the premiere - In this film I play a Judge. The movies will be sent to festivals I think. Anyway, it was fun doing it. How is your mother? We chatted for a bit over Skype recently and she seems very involved with work. Good for her!

Your sister has not yet emailed me yet since she came back from India. Hopefully she is fine and will contact me soon. Well, so far so good, have a nice weekend.

Love you,


Work is love made visible.
And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. 
For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man’s hunger. 

-Kahlil Gibran

#Kazuo Shirago

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Girl, you better get a job.

Girl, you better get a job.

You’ve been acting awful tough lately
#guesswhat #marina

You’ve been acting awful tough lately

#guesswhat #marina

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Nothing, no one is touching this right now.

The decision of whether to opt in to or out of a product or service is increasingly becoming one of whether to opt in to or opt out of society.
Jan Chipchase, Executive Creative Director of Research, Frog Design
All those histories centered on the founding fathers and the president weigh oppressively on the ordinary citizen to act. They suggest that in times of crisis we must look to someone to save us. In the revolutionary crisis: the founding fathers. In the slavery crisis: Lincoln. In the Depression: Roosevelt. In the Vietnam/Watergate crisis: Carter. And that between occasional crises everything is alright. And it is sufficient for us to be restored to that normal state. They teach us that the supreme act of citizenship is to choose among saviors by going into a voting booth every 4 years to choose between two white and well off Anglo saxon males* of inoffensive personalities and orthodox opinions. The idea of saviors has been built into the entire culture beyond politics. We learn to look to stars, leaders, experts in every field; thus surrendering our own strength, demeaning our own ability, obliterating our own selves.

Howard Zinn - A People’s History of the United States; 2003*


Axel Hoedt - Carnival (2008)

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