“I thought we’d go for a walk,” Sophie said.
Agatha leaned against the door. “I’m still trying to figure out why you’re friends with me.”
“Because you’re sweet and funny,” said Sophie.
“My mother says I’m bitter and grumpy,” said Agatha. “So one of you is lying.”
– The School for Good and Evil, Chainani
P. S. Thanks to Bea who have lend me this awesome book. I’m actually more of a classic and books-that-don’t involve-power-but-real-life-scenario kind of reader. This is the first fantasy novel I’ve buried my nose. This day realization is that, you should always read something new. Be out of your comfort zone and wander in the world of literature. As a reader, you should not get to choose what to read because sometimes, in unexpected circumstances, there you’ll find the true magic and lasting happiness and contentment.
In my field, I see people that come into it with big, idealist visions of becoming the leader that will create a better world. They enjoy the goal but not the process. But the reality of it is, the true work of improving things is in the little achievements of the day, and that’s what you need to enjoy.
I was working for this organization that helped villages in Mexico and their concerns was how to get the pencils sent to kids in those little country schools. It was not about big, revolutionary ideas. It was about pencils. I see the people that do the real work and what’s really sad is that the people that are the most giving, hardworking and capable of making this world better, usually don’t have the ego and ambition to be a leader.
They don’t see any interest in superficial rewards. They don’t care if their name ever appear in the press. They actually enjoy the process of helping others. They are in the moment.
– Celine, Before Sunset (2004)
I featured this because it reminds me of Big Eyes. There’s something about every portrait paintings.
The edges are soft and I like this kind of style and color to be displayed on quaint spaces.
I like the swirls in this photo. It’s like a Van Gogh inspired painting.
“If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.” ― Yann Martel, Life of Pi
Artworks by Himbon Contemporary Ilonggo Visual Artists Group at 2nd level SM City Iloilo. I wish there could be more galleries that will showcase the artistry of Ilonggos. Artists are like mushrooms. They are existing anywhere. And their passion is just there. It just takes more people to appreciate and kind hearts to support, for them to do better in their craft and continue making heartfelt masterpieces to save the lovers of art from the tragedies and loneliness in their lives.