A painting with a quotation from the beautiful mind Dr. Rita Charon (specifically, her book Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness)
We search the horizon … seeking ways to recognize ourselves and those around us, yearning to place ourselves within space and time (and infinity), dramatizing our stuborn beliefs that life means something and that we ourselves matter.
“The branding thing is something to avoid, and the sort of Facebook stamping of who you are.” – Laurie Anderson
Laurie Anderson is one of my favourite artists in all her weird and wonderful glory and there’s a new video of her giving advice to young people that is circulating around the internet so I thought I’d share the link here.
Also while we’re on the topic, here are some awesome Laurie Anderson quotes that are fun to use as writing prompts:
“And there was a beautiful view. But nobody could see. ‘Cause everybody on the island was saying: ‘Look at me! Look at me!'” – Laurie Anderson
“Jump out of the plane. There is no pilot. You are not alone. This is the time, and this is the record of the time.” – Laurie Anderson
“Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.” – Laurie Anderson
“When love is gone, there’s always justice. And when justice is gone, there’s always force.” – Laurie Anderson
Anyways, hope the prompts are helpful and the video is enjoyable. Happy Tuesday!