“Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.
I don’t know what I would do without music, or what quality of life I would have for that matter if the world fell silent.
It is so intrinsically part of my physical make-up, my genetic code; it moves me through my day and continues to carry me through life. It is my belief that is is the highest form of intangible art, building bridges where none existed, moving the masses toward unity, even if temporary. It is a revolutionary force; music can change the world, because it can change people.
Today I thought about what music means to me: and the only thing that I could come up with was that it is part of my life’s sustenance, connecting us all and reminding us of our belonging even in our loneliness. -tM
“I can chase you, and I can catch you, but there is nothing I can do to make you mine. “ - Morrissey (on music)
There has always been something tough about the asethetic of North American fashion, versus that of the elegance with which European fashion is conveyed. Even in our most sophisticated moments there is still this undertone of grit.
It goes to show you that fashion is so much more then the clothes that you choose to wear. It is also about attitude, culture, self-worth, creativity, social status, and a freedom of expression that is more often then not inextricably linked to where you have grown up and what you have internalized on a psychological level.
It is living art made beautiful by what you choose to say with it, in attitude and in style. -tM
An interesting artistic compilation and understanding of life and its creative spectrum’s. You can feel the push and pull in this piece of restraint and freedom, as reflected in life as in art. -tM
I remember the ritual of breaking in my point shoes. Collectively they were such proud moments for me. I am not certain as to why, perhaps because I was good at the entire operation and dissection of it all.
I think every dancer, athlete, performer, chef, painter, or innovator, has a ritual to break-in their shoes or tools with which they create. They become an extension of your unique ability to create and give back to yourself and to the world. -tM
"Every act of creation is first an act of destruction." -Picasso
We spend so much time consuming these days that now more then ever it is important for the soul to create.
It is necessary to give birth to something, if not a child, a piece of art, a song, a meal; there is a divine connection that is made through creation. We are most at peace when we foster something into existence. I think it is because as we step into ourselves we also step into our truth, and as we toil with our hands, our minds are set free.
Go within to not go without. -tM