Sunday, March 4, 2012

Nothing is original

 This makes me feel easier. This clarifies everything. This explains away the last post's post script...

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to.” 

Jim Jarmusch

PS - Has this happened to you? When you're pondering some of life's big (and in my case, v miniscule too) dilemmas, suddenly you read/watch/hear something, quite by accident and suddenly the proverbial bulb lights up? It happens to me too often to document.

PPS So does this mean I'll soon read/hear/watch something that'll explain away this PS? The mind, it boggles :-P (The dog and the tail. Yes, that adage.)

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