Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again.
At her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, where she shared a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing and this is what happened.
[Jim] Henson knew that the feeling of realism does not require verisimilitude or loveliness, but rather the movement of life—constant movement of body and voice. […] What matters in the Muppet universe isn’t perfection, but expression. Dancing across the screen, they embody the philosophy that it is not what you look like that matters, but what you do.
Grapefruit make me really, really happy. I love their sunrise color, their tartness, their freshness, and their roundness.
Today’s one of those days that I just want to be outside.
I’m good with feelings in happy times, and I have a lot to learn about feeling when things get hard. Somehow, on a day like today, when I find bliss in a grapefruit and can’t help but gaze longingly out the window at work toward the blue sky and a distant mountain friend, I feel like I’m learning. Like practicing feeling in good times will somehow help me learn how to feel and share my feelings when the going isn’t so good.