Love and Work

Neruda 028_fnc_sm“The question that we ask ourselves is, what protects you? What protects you in this world from sadness and from the loss of an ability to do something? For me, what protects me… is work and love. And I think that those two things cover pretty much every single thing. Because what you do, who you love, what you love, and what you do with your time is really the only question that you have to answer.” — Maira Kalman

“To really blossom, one must feel wanted, loved: must feel a place is open for one’s special capacity – not just any job. … There must be balance – giving and receiving – of equal import whether in sex or art.” — Edward Weston

“In general, people are not drawn to perfection in others. People are drawn to shared interests, shared problems, and an individual’s life energy. Humans connect with humans. Hiding one’s humanity and trying to project an image of perfection makes a person vague, slippery, lifeless, and uninteresting.” — Robert Glove

“Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won’t adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. Instead of vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and abet. That would mean that security is out of the question. The words “make” and “stay” become inappropriate. My love for you has no strings attached. I love you for free.” — Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker

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February 15, 2014 · 1:59 am

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