nathaniel stuart

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“For art to be ‘un-political’ means only to ally itself with the ruling group.”

—   Bertolt Brecht - A Short Organum for the Theatre  (via adult-mag)

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“The only question is whether we manage the crisis, or it manages us.”

—   Carl Sagan, on global warming, 1997 (via whats-out-there)

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“Good art means the ability of any one man to pin down in some permanent and intelligible medium a sort of idea of what he sees in Nature that nobody else sees. In other words, to make the other fellow grasp, through skilled selective care in interpretative reproduction or symbolism, some inkling of what only the artist himself could possibly see in the actual objective scene itself.”

—   H.P. Lovecraft

“We see the world, not as it is, but as we are — or, as we are conditioned to see it. When we open our mouths to describe what we see, we in effect describe ourselves, our perceptions, our paradigms.”

—   ― Stephen R. Covey (via psych-quotes)

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“I never change, I simply become more myself.”

—   Joyce Carol Oates (via hyyerclass)

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“In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.”

—   Terry Pratchett  (via elige)

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“Take a chance. Take a risk. Find that passion. Rekindle it. Fall in love all over again.”

—    Bryan Cranston (via thatsmr-allen2u)

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“Seduction is about intelligence and wit. Someone who makes me laugh has every chance to seduce me.”

—   Riccardo Tisci   (via thatkindofwoman)

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“I am eternally, devastatingly romantic, and I thought people would see it because ‘romantic’ doesn’t mean ‘sugary.’ It’s dark and tormented — the furor of passion, the despair of an idealism that you can’t attain.”

—   Catherine Breillat, The Last Mistress (via poetrea)

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“Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

—   Samuel Beckett

“The best advice I’ve ever received is, ‘No one else knows what they’re doing either.’”

—   Ricky Gervais (via failingphysics)

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“A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater.
I think that’s just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from wits who believe it’s a joke.”

—   Soren Kierkegaard, Either/Or  (via elige)

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“If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”

—   Vincent Van Gogh


Sweet holy moses this week was a marathon and then a stroll! This was one of those four day doubles with each shift at opposite ends of the day, followed by three days off in a row. I was supposed to be in Queensland for little big brother’s birthday this weekend, but some trickiness I let slip by me tangled those plans up. Still, the realisation that I had too many spinning plates stacked a little too high got me ticking overdue boxes and slowing it right down this weekend.

  • I survived a week like this!
  • long afternoons writing&baking&drinking tea in the sun!
  • writing ~8,000 words! (chapters 4, 5 and 6!)
  • The War of Art, by Stephen Pressfield!
  • philosopher and musician and gardener neighbours!
  • weirdos in the park!
  • modern mythology with Mark and Maddi!
  • +2 new pt clients! (7 total!)
  • El Presidente’s pending return to Melbourne!
  • the adventures of all my nearests and dearests far and wide!

I seem to have finessed all my gym hours, including pt sessions, into four days now, which leaves the top half of every week wide open for whatever. That means longer writing sessions, more saying yes to random calls to adventure, more reading, more hearing other peoples’ stories. It’s not so much about goals and deadlines anymore as it is about balance and harmony. When the destination can be the path you can always be setting out, on your way and already there. <3!