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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Letting go

In art class this morning a fellow student expressed discomfort with making a mess of her hands, clothing and surroundings.  In response our teacher relayed a great story. On the very first day of class at The Art Institute of Chicago, a professor picked up paint and splattered it on every student, primarily their clothing.  When he was done he said, "Get over it."  Part of being a teacher is to break the student's self-imposed limitations!

Moonstruck is a wonderfully romantic film.  These passionate words by Ronny Cammareri come to mind: 
"... love don't make things nice - it ruins everything. It breaks your heart. It makes things a mess. We aren't here to make things perfect. The snowflakes are perfect. The stars are perfect. Not us. Not us! We are here to ruin ourselves and to break our hearts and love the wrong people and die. The storybooks are bullshit."

As long as it won't hurt anyone, where can you let go in life?

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