I am so busy. I am practicing
my new hobby of watching me
become someone else. There is
so much violence in reconstruction.
Every minute is grisly, but I have
to participate. I am building
what I cannot break.
— Jennifer Willoughby, from "The Sun is Still a Part of Me" in Beautiful Zero
Going, approaching, brushing, dwelling, touching; allowing-entrance, -presence; -giving; -taking. Restoring things to things, giving ourselves each thing for the first time, restoring the first time of things for ourselves, each time, restoring the lost first times to ourselves.
“I don’t feel that it is necessary to know exactly what I am. The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning. If you knew when you began a book what you would say at the end, do you think you would have the courage to write it? What is true for writing and for a love relationship is true also for life. The game is worthwhile insofar as we don’t know what will be the end.”
— Michel Foucault
Nothing conclusive has yet taken place in the world, the ultimate word of the world and about the world has not yet been spoken, the world is open and free, everything is still in the future and will always be in the future.
“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”