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nothing much happened (08)

nothing much happened (08)

(observational notes of exquisitely ordinary moments)

van gogh alive interactive exhibition showing screens of his work

something that got me thinking…

+ 250 things an architect should know. some of them seem to me like things humans in general should know. a few jumped out at me including: the proper proportions of a gin martini, the need for freaks, the thrill of the ride, where to get lost, how to listen closely and the exquisite corpse.

+ on my mind a lot right now…

Oh my God, what if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written, or you didn’t go swimming in those warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen.
– anne lamott

something we experienced

+ we had tickets for van gogh alive today. we were both working from home and we deliberated a bit about whether or not we’d make the journey to the mainland for it, or try and get tickets for another night. in the end, we went. and we’re both really glad we did. we visited the van gogh museum in amsterdam in 2010, and it was exciting to be able to experience his work again in such an interactive way. they even had a model of his bedroom that you could sit it and have a photograph made – it was keeping one of the staff members very busy.

+ we emerged from the exhibit to strong winds and heavy rain and i was grateful for our blunt umbrellas as we ran and ducked for cover our way back to the ferry. the journey home was also an immersive experience, the ferry rocking and rolling crossing the channel, the rivers of water in the carparks soaking our feet, the sideways rain soaking us to the skin.