A hunger artist

Originally posted on Cristian Mihai:

hunger“Worry destroys the ability to write.”Ernest Hemingway

Maybe you’re familiar with Franz Kafka’s short story, A Hunger Artist, maybe you’re not. It doesn’t really matter. One of the main themes of the story (the way I see it) is the fact that artists most often feel misunderstood by their audience. And they’re furious because of that.

That’s a myth.

Most often than not it’s the artist’s inability to show people what he wants to show them that gets in the way.

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The Pavilion of Prince Teng – The Associated Buildings

Originally posted on retireediary:

While the main building was architecturally pleasing and interesting, the buildings and gardens on the side also appealed a lot to me.

After visiting the main building, I had a good look around  and captured this photo.DSCF1195

I like the series of pavilions cascading down, the corridors, the pond and footbridges.

Even the plants on the sides look beautiful.

I can appreciate how it was like to live as a Prince  in medieval China!

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Broken or strong?

Originally posted on Cristian Mihai:

“Life breaks us all and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”Ernest Hemingway

You know what they say… what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. But I suppose that what doesn’t kill you simply makes you wish it did. And then, if you somehow find enough inner strength to go on, builds you up.

The things is, all that matters is the power that resides within us. It’s the power to be in control, to handle everything life throws at you.

But remember: what you give power to has power over you.

So don’t give up your power, don’t let the world break you. Fight on, no matter what. And, besides, strength is just the ability to keep moving forward long after you thought you couldn’t go on.

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