you know that marina line about tv teaching her how to feel? yeah
I, personally, think life is basically inherently painful. Not to be a downer! But this existence sets us up for so much pain, loss, heartbreak, and unsettlement. And on top of that, we’re so inclined to hurt each other. To protect ourselves. At the same time, life is inherently ours, and what we decide to make of it. I’m sure that means that the pain I see is understood as beauty or joy by some others, but that’s a few…
I had to join those who were lucky enough to have crossed paths with Nwoye on this site in sharing the magic he left behind as he moved on to whatever is after this life. I didn't know him well, but he made me feel like I did. And so I did. Not everyone is this way; we're so quick to protect ourselves from strangers, even on social media sites like this one. And I mean, there's some good reason…
…and I said, “I’ll remind you of everything.”
I’ll never not be enamored and inspired by Mike Mills’s ability to write from a pure state of emotion, from the sensations that memory brings, from a perspective that is entirely his own and completely belonging to all of us, any human that’s bothered to try feeling at all. One of the truest and most honest artists we have.