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Don’t bend

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art by Vladimir Kush.

 

Success as craft of magic

Success is a craft of magic for the undone.

Our choices are in the ethereal mold of us. We choose to do the UnDone or just keep on walking the path of Done and Known.

The undone is hard endeavor. The undone is manifested in the idea of not knowing when to start, where to start, how to start and what to expect from some “judgmental” decisions. As everybody is here to criticize and be disgruntled. There is no time and knowledge for trial and error. There is just error.

It is like exploring without a map. You might fall off the edge of the world or get entangled in the murky waters.

When reading about Cristopher Columbus’ exploits I have always try to imagine their turmoil and fear when sailing the Sargasso Sea. They were way out of their comfort zones. Nevertheless, when they embarked on such adventures, they acknowledged the thin red line between life and death but blurred it with the courage and perseverance to follow a dream…

The opposite of our comfort zone is the Sargasso Sea; unknown, bleak, menacing, hard to predict. Something we do not fathom nor pin down. The Sargassum seaweed can be both menace and challenge…Dark and light…magic and mirror of fears…

Magic is always in the undone. It flickers like buried treasures in moonlight. You know it is hard dangerous labor when you start uncovering them in broad daylight that strips away the magic and the legend. Just jump over fear and move on. What if they were so scared and wouldn’t dare pursue in the Sargasso Sea? We wouldn’t have found out that it is a sea like any other. Nevertheless, the only sea without a land boundary.

“You have to finish things – that’s what you learn from, you learn by finishing things.” – Neil Gaiman

Finish your trip into the UnDone and UnKnown and give it a name. Sometimes we name it success.

© Iulia Halatz

Art by Vladimir Kush.

Engleza de joi/ Axe

  1. Axe = a tool that has a heavy metal blade and a long handle and that is used for chopping wood.
  2. The axe = the situation in which someone loses their job.

“I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for? So that it will make us happy, as you write? Good Lord, we would be happy precisely if we had no books, and the kind of books that make us happy are the kind we could write ourselves if we had to. But we need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us. That is my belief.” -Franz Kafka

I illustrate with one of the incredible worlds of Vladimir Kush.

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Dream a tree

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”
William Blake

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Art by the man of imagination – Vladimir Kush.

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“All life is problem solving.”
Karl Popper (Sir Karl Raimund Popper, author of the Logic of Scientific Discovery).

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Art by Vladimir Kush.

I have illustrated this with a surreal piece of imagery as I am of the opinion that when we don’t see the solution it is because it pertains to another realm.

 

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“How do you know if something is real? That’s easy. Does it change you? Does it form you? Does it give you wings? Does it give you roots? Does it make you look back at a month ago and say, “I am a whole different person right now”? If yes, then it’s real. The evidence of truth and reality lies in how much something can touch you, can change you, even if it’s from very far away. Distance is only the evidence of what can be surpassed.”
― C. JoyBell C.

Love is always real.

Vladimir Kush

Art by Vladimir Kush.