I need my small, meaningless lies. I need all my self-created semi-truths. It’s the only way for me to keep exclusive parts of myself to myself. Believe me, I do not even perceive them as lies. It’s something different that keeps happening inside my head. At the same time, I long to tell you the truth about me, always. I want to share with you each important or unimportant detail and feel and fully embrace the very act of sharing. But it occurs to me that it’s the hardests of tasks; I hate it. I hate unveiling bits and pieces of anything permanent or temporary that resides in me. I loathe it with my heart. You can find more honesty in the smallest of my gestures rather in my words; my words are too impatient, too loose, too doomed in some way.
A group of arhats, 6 of the 10. These arhats were excavated at the Dazhong Temple, Dazu, China. All date to the Northern Song dynasty.
Group of ten arhats (9 of 10) An arhat (luohan in Chinese) is a person close to achieving enlightenment. A common tradition in Chinese Buddhism is the idea that a number of arhats remain in this world to defend the Doctrine. These are normally found in groups of sixteen or eighteen, often accompanied by attendants.
And then we never spoke again.
I sleep. I dream. I make up things that I would never say. I say them very quietly.
Ignoring your passion is slow suicide. Never ignore what your heart pumps for. Mold your career around your lifestyle not your lifestyle around your career.
Gustav Klimt’s stunning Adele Bloch-Bauer II, one of two formal portraits that the artist made of his patron, is now on view as a special long-term loan.
[Gustav Klimt. Adele Bloch-Bauer II. 1912. Oil on canvas. Private collection. © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar]
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Missing you rings like a siren in my heart.
New York city camouflage series by Trina Merry
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Her models meld into the grey Manhattan skyline as if they’re made of mirrors and glass.
Now body artist Trina Merry has spoken about her head-turning technique, painstakingly painting women so they blend in with New York’s landmarks, after her incredible creations made headlines around the world.
The 33-year-old shuns studios and canvases, instead letting her nude models camouflage seamlessly into the world around them.
Art imitates life: New York body painter Trina Merry’s models blend into the Manhattan Bridge (left) and Guggenheim museum (right) wearing coloured shoes and bikini bottoms. The 33-year-old began her inspiring project after moving to New York from San Francisco because she wanted to provide a ‘reflective view within the landscape’
I don’t want you to
Just simmer, I’d much rather
Have you boil over.