I went to the Dancing In Place installation yesterday. During the Orpheus X routine I thought out loud, this is a hard way to make a living. But look at them. And here I was, watching the retelling of the underworld story; and there they were, presenting the story to me in a way that I would not have been able to envision in my head. And they live. Hard as it is making a living this way, they live!
I don’t understand pessimists. You know what the problem is; where you are going to encounter it, who will be the cause of it. But, your train of thought stops there. Why? If you can perceive the problem, why not go just the extra one step to think of how to solve it. If you can’t solve it, how to go around it. If you can’t go around it, how to change your original circumstance so that you’d still arrive at the results that you want. Why stop at the brick wall? You give up even at the thinking stage?
At 35 I think I have earned the right to say that this is a stupid, wasteful way to live a life.
So this post is dedicated to the people from Dancing in Place, and to Fathul, for doing the things that they do, even when they know from the beginning that the odds are stacked highly against them. And yet, these amazing people live and breathe and continue living. Salut.
Dreams shouldn’t control you, you should control them. (Murakami)