Sunday, November 21, 2010

These faces are for you...









I had this quote re awakened in me this morning by my boyfriend about seeing objectively and being aware of what was around you, that the world is a cornucopia and has everything that you could want.
" Do you have doubts about life? Are you unsure if it is worth the trouble? Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person's face as you pass on the street: those faces are for you. And the street itself, and the ground under the street, and the ball of fire underneath the ground: all these things are for you. They are as much for you as they are for other people. Remember this when you wake up in the morning and think you have nothing. Stand up and face east. Now praise the sky and praise the light within each person under the sky. It's okay to be unsure. But praise, praise, praise." by Miranda July from the story collection 'No one belongs here more than you'
The beauty of faces, of leaves that fall on the street has been in my thoughts as I hear news of friends losing their jobs. We seem to need to remember that opportunities are all around if we can only see them and shape them into something that works.

3 comments:

Krystal said...

beautiful post.

Lrc said...

and now to post the artist's names...
Creamy Smoke Visage by slblarge,Dummy No.6 by dailyportrait,Face,The Dog by Liva Rutmane,A Beginning by Kendall Kessler at TowheeHillStudio, Face and Hand by Primer, Liv Under Bar Lights by electroblake, red and blue by Ladan Moaddeli, Self portrait at 20 by stephenjchow
thanks Krystal!

ArtPropelled said...

Great message, thanks Lcr. After my Icon posts I am so aware of the eyes wherever I go. You have some great portraits here. Love the one by Blake.