Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road.
Healthy, free, the world before me.
The long brown path before me leading me wherever I choose.
Henceforth, I ask not good fortune, I myself am good fortune.
Henceforth, I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing.
Walt Whitman (via observando)

Reminder to self. Always remind.

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I always use what remains of my dreams of the night before.
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"There’s no diploma in the world that declares you as an artist—it’s not like becoming a doctor. You can declare yourself an artist and then figure out how to be an artist." —Kara Walker

In a new episode from the ART21 Exclusive series, artist Kara Walker reflects on her early success and offers advice to the next generation of artists, shown again recent work at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. and the 2014 Frieze Art Fair.

WATCH: Kara Walker: Starting Out

IMAGES: Production stills from the ART21 Exclusive episode, Kara Walker: Starting Out. © ART21, Inc. 2014.

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What common sounds from a hundred years ago are very rare or just plain don’t exist anymore? Sadie Stein on the Museum of Endangered Sounds.

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“It seems that the more I tried to make my life about the pursuit of art, the more money controlled my life: collecting unemployment insurance, the humiliation of borrowing money from friends and family, tossing and turning at night while trying to figure out how to pay the rent. To survive I had to work hard jobs and afterwards I’d feel too tired and too stressed to paint. It’s very hard to create under those circumstances. Creativity is a delicate process. Often times I wonder if I should have just pursued a career for the first half of my life, obtained some degree of financial security, and then transitioned into art.”

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Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Scherzo (Sonata of the Sun), 1907.

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5 Random Things

Tumblr memes remind me of old school chain letters, back in the day when an envelop appeared at your door and you had to send it on. It’s so easy to leave it sitting there, or throw it in the trash. But, unlike the chain letters of yore, I was “tagged” by someone I don’t know. Someone who I didn’t follow. And it was nice to be tagged. Thanks, @gellijelli. So, this one, I’m going to pass on. 

Here are 5 random things about me. 

1) Tumblr makes me feel old and I get a tremendous sense of relief when I see someone my age (in my thirties) or older posting. 

2) I haven’t had a job that wasn’t in professional theatre (artistic, admin, box office) since I graduated from college. 

3) In the past 12 months I’ve gotten married and bought a house. I’ve never felt like more of a grown-up. 

4) I just ate a snack of peanut butter and jelly off of a spoon (which I dropped on the floor). 

5) I was born without wisdom teeth and one of my molars. I’m not sure if this means I’m more or less evolved. 

And I’m going to tag the 4 people who according to Tumblr stats are my “biggest fans” from the past month (only one of whom I’ve met in real life. Hi Ian!) eincline, thisdistractedglobe, cameronclarke, stayhereoverthere.

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Of the original phenomena, light is the most enthralling.
Leonardo da Vinci (via etceterablog)

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The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything.

Scott Woods (X)

The quote I used in this post.

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How Awesome Was It To Swim in the Reflecting Pool?

These boys look like they’re having the time of their lives. This photo was taken back in the 1920s, when you were able to swim in the Reflecting Pool.

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Elaine Stritch in A Little Night Music.

The last time I saw Elaine Stritch. She missed every other line and yet, she was fantastic.

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Anonymous said: Hey, so Woody Allen openly admitted to not casting any black actors unless he writes a story that "requires it". Just in case you needed more confirmation that he's a terrible human being.


No one did, but yeah.

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Don’t attach yourself to anyone who shows you the least bit of attention because you’re lonely. Loneliness is the human condition. No one is ever going to fill that space. The best you can do is know yourself… know what you want.
Janet Fitch, White Oleander (via wordsnquotes)
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