There are two types of men in the world :
Those who think there are two types of men in the world, and the others!
Don’t misinterpret Marie’s work. A first glance will make you put her into “I see beauty in ordinary or dirt”, that’d be too easy.
There’s something about that, yesss, but also a smile, a tenderness, a casualness, a talent which forces us to stare, touched or intrigued. She plays with our eye, with the fake, with childish weirdness, too. I love her!
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Ah that good question it is, “Why do you blog?”. You can pick another one if you want : Why to you run? Why do you paint? Why do you shop? Why do you have sex?
I use it as a pretext to write about Motivation Theories, which are a whole messy basket of attempts to explain why I do something.
Why do you blog? Well, it depends…
If you want to find more, Google “Motivation“, that’s really funny to dig. At the end, I found one day a single way to express this mess (your reason you blog is a melting cheese of reasons, right?) that could be the ultimate height of social motivation :
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If you’re an explorer, you sometimes discover an artist you… adore.
It’s so good that you can’t resist : here you are exploring the whole chest, pigging out the whole thing. We are all lost souls, craving for…
But sometimes you climb “one more degree”. It’s so good that you decide something.
Keep a part for later. More in reserve. Some gas left in the tank.
This is what I did with a few masters : Puccini, Chekhov, Faulkner, Borges, Jünger. Who are yours?
I know Manon and La Bohème by heart, and pretty well some of other Puccini’s operas, like Tosca or Butterfly, and one third of Trittico. Each time I listen to a part of Turandot I’m floored… but I keep it for later!
Chekhov wrote hundreds of short stories. I have shelves of that guy! But I never read “everything”. It’s the same for Jünger or Borges, or Faulkner.
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You read many books about meditation, about mindfulness. Perfect. You tried.
You understood, I hope, that nobody can “really” meditate. Even skilled masters. It’s a process. You just try. You climb, very slowly.
You understood that it’s just BORING, and that’s a part of it, right?
You understood that you can not and will not stop your spirit. It “thinks”. It’s life, after all. Your brain is an engine, and you will never tame it. OK.
This is a good path. Meditation is a process.
What you know now, it’s that in order to meditate you have to focus on something which is “there” but has absolutely no importance.
You can serve tea the Japanese way, you can stare at a mandala, you can speak a mantra in loop (I suggest “Tululu” – no, just joking), you can visualize the path of air going in your respiratory system. Inhale/Exhale. Good! You can even meditate when you watch the course of the clouds…
Something works perfectly : the candling candle.
A candle is great because it’s warm and beautiful, but mainly because it’s, at the same time, always the same thing (breathe/mantra) and at the same time, the flame is like going to you : “HEY, watch me!”. Like one finger calling you : “Focus, silly!”. It moves!
A flame is like a little firm and fair beast telling you constantly to be there. And it “means” nothing. It’s just there, with you.
You just have to follow her way of being in the world… Sshhh…
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God of stone
All is true
Down to the bone
I love you endlessly
Not knowing why
Exhale and inhale…
Exhale and inhale…
I tried one day to write about the idea of a muse. It was hard so I just asked questions. Today I will play it further.
In history, the idea of the muse is a bit too much “charged”. A muse is a woman who “inspires” a male artist, right?
I’m not talking about this at all. I dance here with the adult concept of the Muse (and I add a capital to the word), the tool, the pattern if you want. Call it SuperMuse (oh I like this word!) or HyperFriend if you want. Here are a few tracks :
What do think about having a Muse, about being one?
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