"There are two kinds of light — the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures."
My grandma, originator of food analogies.
By Katharina Grosse, these huge, beautiful sculptural installations utilise their environment by being painted in situ making each set-up entirely unique. I feel torn between thinking of a martian landscape, or a Lovecraftian fifth dimension.
Love these Katharina shots of her One Floor Up More Highly show in our Building 5.
"Thank God you have a boyfriend and don’t have to go on Tinder dates." -my actual boyfriend, after witnessing me tear apart a chicken skewer in my standard lip-smacking, chomping-heavy fashion.
Empathy vs. sympathy
True empathy is so rare sometimes that I distinctly remember the times that I’ve received it. On the other hand, superficial expressions of sympathy shut me down faster than if the person I’m confiding in hadn’t said anything at all. More and more, I’m grateful for struggles that increase my reserve of empathy for others — it’s an ineffable solace to understand that you are not alone.
Sarah Miller imagines a series of positive book reviews: http://nyr.kr/IHXYjJ
“Moby-Dick,” by Herman Melville
“The characters are as rollicking and fun as the ocean setting. The narrator, Ishmael, is just a really good guy, while Ahab, a ship’s captain, allows us to remember that anger happens when we don’t process our sadness, which is every bit as precious as our joy. Ultimately, ‘Moby-Dick’ is a gripping story about a diverse group of men putting aside their differences to create lifelong friendships on a hand-crafted sailboat.”
Photograph by Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Getty.
Where does warding something off as a protective measure end and running away from ugly truths begin? Some clear signage would be nice.
Cameron Tucker, “Modern Family”
For all the dreamers and realists and their fruitful intermingling! Actually think of this quote often — it’s a little reductive, yes, but I like the idea of balance in general and is particularly appropriate today since it’s from the Thanksgiving episode. Go forth and give thanks and have a happy one, y’all.