It has been my personal experience that as I allow the painting to speak I become lost, it is delicious and at the same time frightening. The best ones, to me, have a life of their own.
Sometimes you have to go back to the beginning to see how you want your story to end.
we are threatened with suffering from three directions: from our body, which is doomed to decay..., from the external world which may rage against us with overwhelming and merciless force of destruction, and finally from our relations with other men... This last source is perhaps more painful to use than any other. (p77)
Atau semua orang sesungguhnya sama mengandung gila? Tiap-tiap orang adalah gila di mata orang lain? Tiap-tiap orang menyimpan kegilaan yang hanya pada dirinya bisa didapat, yang hanya dari dirinya bisa orang lain lihat....
When someone shares their distress or their inadequacies, the natural inclination is to comfort them. To mollify. When we do this we brush over their emotions, often because they make us uncomfortable. Most times, people don’t want a blanket. They want someone who is willing to stand outside and shiver with them in the cold.