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Long live the creative expression!

Long live individuality, emotion, love, poetry, mystery, forgiveness, and retribution.

May you find yourself, and when you do, may you be happy, fulfilled, kind, and full of love.

Be well,

Joe

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Self-Portrait

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Vincent van Gogh

Self-Portrait, c. 1888

From a letter to Theo van Gogh, The Hague, 21 July 1882:

What am I in the eyes of most people – a nonentity, an eccentric or an unpleasant person – somebody who has no position in society and never will have, in short, the lowest of the low.

All right, then – even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart.

That is my ambition, based less on resentment than on love malgré tout [in spite of everything], based more on a feeling of serenity than on passion.

Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest comers. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum.

– Vincent

Photo on 2013-09-24 at 23.27I’ve been outta commission for a while, but feel like rekindling my love affair with this ol’ blog of mine.

Expect anywhere from 2-20 posts weekly – submissions are welcome.

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