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Royal system


Poul Cadovius


" . . by embracing the diversity of human beings, we will find true happiness . "

- Malcolm Gladwell


Auschwitz - Birkenau Muzeum , Poland

via here

Donald Judd

San Francisco Loft

House in Lebanon Mountains

" . . consider a world in which cause and effect are erratic.
sometimes the first precedes the second, sometimes the second the first. or, perhaps, cause lies forever in the past while effect in the future, but future and past are entwined . . a young woman sits near a fountain in Botanischer Garten. she comes here every Sunday to smell the white double violets, the muck rose, the matted pink gillyflowers.
suddenly, her heart soars, she blushes, she paces anxiously
she becomes happy for no reason.
days later she meets a young man and is smitten with love.
are the two events not connected?
but by what bizarre connection, by what twist in time, by what reversed logic ?

. . most people have learned to live in the moment.
the argument goes that if the past has uncertain effect on the present, there is no need to dwell on the past.
and if the present has little effect on the future, present actions need not be weighed for their consequence.
rather, each act is an island of time, to be judged on its own . .
it is a world of impulse. it is a world of sincerity .
it is a world in which every word spoken speaks just to that moment
every glance given has only one meaning, each touch has no past or future, each kiss is a kiss of immediacy . "

- excerpt Einstein's Dreams


friday the thirteenth

Sharyn Cairns



Egon Schiele

La Paz Bolivia


Learn to say “Fuck You” to the world once in a while.

You have every right to.

Just stop thinking


looking over your shoulder wondering



hurting, hoping for some easy way out, struggling, grasping, confusing, itchin, scratching
mumbling, bumbling, grumbling, humbling, stumbling, numbling, rumbling
gambling, tumbling, scumbling, scrambling, hitching, hatching, bitching
moaning, groaning, honing, boning, horse-shitting, hair-splitting, nit-picking
piss-trickling, nose sticking, ass-gouging, eyeball-poking, finger-pointing
alleyway-sneaking, long waiting, small stepping, evil-eyeing, back-scratching
searching, perching, besmirching, grinding, grinding, grinding away at yourself.

Stop it and just DO!

That sounds fine, wonderful – real nonsense.
Do more.
More nonsensical, more crazy, more machines, more breasts, penises, cunts, whatever
– make them abound with nonsense.
Try and tickle something inside you, your “weird humor.”
You belong in the most secret part of you.

Don’t worry about cool, make your own uncool.

Make your own, your own world.

If you fear, make it work for you – draw & paint your fear and anxiety.
And stop worrying about big, deep things such as “to decide on a purpose and way of life
a consistant approach to even some impossible end or even an imagined end”
You must practice being stupid, dumb, unthinking, empty.
Then you will be able to DO!

- excerpt
Letter From Sol LeWitt
to Eva Hesse



the beauty of . .

. . what it means to be young and struggling
to make sense of your own life and the world around you
— and all the alternating waves of darkness and confusion
and brightness and possibility that come with that.