Creativity takes courage.
Henri Matisse (via observando)
I feel happy to be here, and still a little sad to be here too. Sometimes it’s a little better to travel than to arrive.
Robert Pirsig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (via bmmn)
“In a car you’re always in a compartment, and because you’re used to it you don’t realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV. You’re a passive observer and it is all moving by you boringly in a frame.
On a cycle the frame is gone. You’re completely in contact with it all. You’re in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming. The concrete whizzing by five inches below your foot is the real thing, the same stuff you walk on, it’s right there, so blurred you can’t focus on it, yet you can put your foot down and touch it anytime, and the whole thing, the whole experience, is never removed from immediate consciousness.”
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Have you ever felt like you were experiencing a movie through the eyes of the wrong protagonist? Writer and director Ned Benson certainly did, so he made three versions of his new movie The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. Those versions are The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigy: Them, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigy: Her and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them. One follows Eleanor Rigby (Jessica Chastain) and the other her partner Connor (James McAvoy). The final version blends the two narratives.
The only people up at 3 am are in love, lonely, drunk, or all three.
Photo: Ed van Elsken