Photographs taken inside musical instruments making them look like large and spacious rooms.
WHAT IS THIS MAGIC?! May I have a room like this? Please?
Sometimes the world can seem like a bit of a rubbish place. That or we find OURSELVES in a rubbish place.
It can be difficult - at these times - to find the light and the simple things that can make a day exciting, memorable or 'perfect'.
I strive, every day, to find something that results in my thinking 'Yes; today WAS a good day', however small and insignificant that thing may have been.
I say to you - whoever may read this - that you should do the same. Never forget how amazing you are.
"‘Finding The Way’… I think that’s what life is: all of us clawing our way through this strange, pointless, unknown existence and finding meaning and ‘point’. Trying to throw away the ingrained worry of the unknown, of time slipping away, of making the wrong decisions... But the people in life help you forget; they make you stronger, more reassured. They make facing the unknown and finding your way a lot easier..."
Let people in - they will see you through.
“Date yourself. Take yourself out to eat. Don’t share your popcorn at the movies with anyone. Stroll around an art museum alone. Fall in love with canvases. Fall in love with yourself.”
— (via mirroir)
I do this often, and I’ve found it’s only been a regular occurrence since I left school and college and became far more aware of myself; I am aware of what I enjoy doing, what I want to see, what I can feel comfortable revelling in… it’s pure, unashamed enjoyment,
which is why I find it so hard to comprehend why people are so afraid to do this. It’s really very simple. Get on a train and visit something you’ve never seen before; go to the opera, mosh at a gig, go for a long nightwalk, see a concert, dine alone… take the time to discover who you really are and to enjoy the things you want to without consequence or regret, because there is no-one to hold you back in your enjoyment and appreciation of those things. You can be you, happy in the knowledge that the only person you need to please is yourself. And who knows - you never know who you could end up meeting on days like that (…I know I’ve met my fair share of fascinating and wonderful people).
“Get up and get down and get outside!”
"The good times and the bad times both will pass. It will pass. It will get easier. But the fact that it will get easier does not mean that it doesn’t hurt now. And when people try to minimize your pain they are doing you a disservice. And when you try to minimize your own pain you’re doing yourself a disservice. Don’t do that. The truth is that it hurts because it’s real. It hurts because it mattered. And that’s an important thing to acknowledge to yourself. But that doesn’t mean that it won’t end, that it won’t get better. Because it will."
"For there is no friend like a sister
In calm or stormy weather;
To cheer one on the tedious way,
To fetch one if one goes astray,
To lift one if one totters down,
To strengthen whilst one stands."
From ‘Goblin Market’,
Queen of the Night - Marjorie Miller
I think this is fascinating, and I truly believe we should use it as an idea for our production of ‘The Magic Flute’ next year.
(Or I will one day direct ‘Flute’ set in the ’30s. That’d be INSAAANE).
"Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room."
Marc Hack (via hopeforpandora)