What can I say that I have not said before?
So I’ll say it again.
The leaf has a song in it.
Stone is the face of patience.
Inside the river there is an unfinishable story
and you are somewhere in it
and it will never end until all ends.
Take your busy heart to the art museum and the
chamber of commerce
but take it also to the forest.
The song you heard singing in the leaf when you
were a child
is singing still.
I am of years lived, so far, seventy-four,
and the leaf is singing still.
~ Mary Oliver, “What Can I Say”
James Rosenquist, Blue Sky
(1962, oil on canvas, Private Collection)
"Do I Feel Endless Nights" by Ingri Haraldsen. check out our interview with the artist here: http://bit.ly/1e3aHHH
“But if she says, ‘I love you,’ and I say, ‘I know,’ it’s beautiful and it’s acceptable and it’s funny,” he pleaded. “The point is, I’m not worried about myself anymore; I’m worried about her.”
Harrison Ford about the "I know" line in Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
“Untitled” (Double Fear), 1987
Macho Man, Tell it to my Heart: Collected by Julie Ault @ Artists Space
What is with these messages of defeat all over the place?
Hey.. Life is bigger than school. Crazy, but true. You will get through this. Probably with some casualties, maybe with some miraculous victories. And then you will be donedonedone (…this time).
Take a deep breath. Take a lot of deep breathes. When we’re stressed, we forget to breathe well. Do your brain this one favor. Close your eyes for a moment and literally just breathe. And then go.
You can do this. You can do this. You can do this.
You will do this.