Le Suicide Edouard Manet, 1887. A little more than a year ago, to be more specific, last October - I thought I was headed towards a "right" direction. I was somewhat more proactive in my social life by meeting new people who were closer in physical proximity to me and being more engaged in a … Continue reading Past & Present / Gratitude & Lessons Learned.
Wheatfield Under Thunderclouds Vincent van Gogh, 1890. I've always been a fan of focus, as it symbolizes personal commitment, resolve, perseverance. It doesn't matter who or what the attention is on, it just exists. The only difference is the "why" as it varies - perhaps out of passion, out of morals, even out of peer … Continue reading Past & Present: Beautiful Distractions.
Water Lillies Claude Monet, 1907. I must admit: prior to owning an Apple Watch - I've only attempted meditation once. I used the Headspace app for nine days in a row, and then I gave up. It wasn't that meditation isn't a great habit to cultivate, it is. I just didn't know what the entire point of it … Continue reading Past & Present / Calmness, Mindfulness & the Knowledge of “Okay”.
Road with Cypress and Star Vincent van Gogh, 1890. A little while ago, I was on an emotional low - I've been quick to jump to the worst conclusions and stayed within the realms of anxiety and stress, unwilling to leave. It wasn't that I wanted to stay - I probably didn't think I could get … Continue reading Past & Present / You are the Sun, They are the Orbits.
Still Life with Bouquet and Skull Adriaen van Utrecht, 1642. I've talked and written about death maybe more than a handful of times. It's a sensitive topic to talk about, as it fills the atmosphere up with a thin veil of morbidity, despair, and an acute awareness of how we're all ticking down. However, I've … Continue reading Past & Present / The Dead Parts of Me.