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Category / selflessness
Just say no to implosion
For as bad as macroeconomics can get, they sure make life feel light compared to the despair that results from excessive self-absorption. Frida Kahlo’s exhibit at the SFMOMA is a cautionary tale of the futility of remaining trapped in one’s immediate experience. My friend Melissa remarked how about 90% of her work was self-portraits.
Given how important it is to have outside perspectives to ground you in reality, it is no wonder she was enmeshed so long with her near-canine partner.
“Sin Esperanza” (above) drives this home most poignantly in both image and title.
online stream of consciousness
ok ok – maybe it isn’t “conviction” ….my last post evoked images of authoritarian leaders who had great conviction…or even W…
Perhaps it is “character” then which captures the essence of a leader (person) I can support …and by that, I mean someone who is indeed willing to sacrifice image, power, personal comfort to do the “right” thing – while also willing to change his/her mind based on reasonable principles, rather than force the “right” thing to be his/her thing.
James Joyce could do stream of consciousness!