“Rituals stabilize life by structuring time.”

What we need most are temporal structures that stabilize life. When everything is short-term, life loses all stability. Stability comes over long stretches of time: faithfulness, bonds, integrity, commitment, promises, trust.

ASAP (as slow as possible),

And once I got my hands onto those Super-8 cameras and started to focus on A Visual Sound, that’s when this other part of my brain really clicked on. I feel like that’s what led to my photography later in life. You can definitely connect those dots.

It’s almost sectionalized, Blind to Blue to Stereo. Acting was more of a general move, which didn’t really come from skateboarding, necessarily. But then, with the photography, it’s all very linear for me. Everything can be traced back to Gonz, and slightly before that, my brother listening to Black Flag. Things like that, because it was around. Picking up my first Talking Heads record at age 15 and realizing that there was something interesting there.

Sometimes all it takes is flipping through an issue of a magazine, watching a movie or hearing a song... a little spark goes off. You recognize that your brain likes something for some reason. My brain likes Talking Heads, what’s that all about? The lineage takes your further.

It's not slow and steady wins the race, but slow and steady keeps you on the right course, because there is no race.

The slow blade penetrates the shield

– Gurney Halleck, Dune

When you give yourself to places, they give you yourself back

The entire life is in each finger

There's an element of truth in every idea that lasts long enough to be called corny.

[songwriter Irving Berlin (1888-1989), in a 1962 interview]

Illuminate the actual world with a delicate light

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