The Love Hate Rivalry between Picasso and Matisse

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There are many ways to describe the relationship between Picasso and Matisse.  It could be called a rivalry, a creative dialogue, often referred to as  a chess game. Matisse himself once compared it to a boxing match. But it also became the abiding friendship of two creative geniuses as titans who, daring to paint the ugly, transformed our sense of …


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Be generous. Generous with your time your thoughts, your feelings, your love. Both towards yourself and to others, without expectations. Generosity doesn’t necessarily mean money. Be giving. Listen, help. Live your life like a work of the art. Be present with your hands open, reaching outwards and your hearts full, and give. Give smiles, give compliments, give glances, give kindness, …

Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This book was so damn great.  It is a fantastic example of good writing. It is a memoir, written in the first person. Checked off my summer reading list as a 5 Star.  I laughed, hilariously throughout and it helped me to see how screwed up things really can get. A wonderful fresh perspective. This is  Very Very good …


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” Please, don’t do what it takes to make me feel comfortable.  I have learned to welcome all criticism from others as gifts,  so that I can understand and become more.”   Mary Ann Burrows


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The truth is that we are all good people and we are all loved. Its crazy to ask others for  love and respect when we aren’t willing to give it to ourselves. I understand this, as this was me.   Become the student of your own mind, and question every thought.   If thoughts like this resonate with you, please …