Posts Tagged ‘courage’

It’s just the world knocking

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

What anxiety means is, it’s as though the world were knocking at your door, saying “You need to create. You need to make something. You need to do something.” And I think anxiety is thus, for people who have found their own heart and their own soul, for them it is a stimulus toward creativity, toward courage. It’s what makes us human beings.Rollo May, existential psychologist

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Waking on danivoirin.com

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Hi, you handful of people who may read this blog (hi Mom). So, I just did something that feels kind of courageous. I’m working on a new website that will have only “personal” work (of course, everything is personal), but this site will only be self-portraits. At least for now. It might evolve. It’ll probably evolve. Of course it will evolve.

It’s 2/3 finished and one of those thirds I haven’t shown before, aside from some professional portfolio reviews here and there. (Mom, you’ve never seen them, and when I began the series you asked me what the point was, what on earth I was going to do with them.) Well I took them out of the box, off the hard drive, and they’re up there on the internet. Open to criticism or to being completely ignored and passed up for more important things like the pepper-spraying cop attacking Julie Andrews. In any case, I can be pretty determined, and I’m determined to carry this on for life. So maybe we can talk about it again in a few years, or for as long as I keep waking up.

I feel better having mentioned it.
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No, I don’t want a piece of paper

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

This will never happen again. Now will never repeat.

Mantra of the day