Half Moon, Bird Face

The first question I ask myself when something doesn’t seem to be beautiful is why do I think it’s not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.

—John Cage (via likeafieldmouse)

orient your thinking towards the notion of completion or goals. Whenever you are embarking on something, make sure you have a notion of the end goal you are trying to achieve, and drive primarily towards achieving that goal. Don’t worry if the goals aren’t exactly right; the idea is to reach them, and if they don’t turn out to be exactly what you needed, you can just set new ones. The reason here is that high focus without goals is just obsession, but if you drive towards specific goals with a lot of focus, you will get things done, which allows you to “let up” on focusing on that goal and refocus on the next one. The ultimate effect is that you’ll become a person who can focus steadily on achieving goal after goal without getting bored or distracted because you know that “soon” you’ll reach your next goal and be able to work on the next thing (i.e. it’s subverting your “distraction” tendency into being a “drive towards achievement” tendency). From the outside (and thus, when you look back on your life), it will appear as though you have a lot of focus on one overarching meta-goal that you are able to continually sustain over months and years. Only you will know that the secret is breaking it up into many little interesting and novel sub-goals!

Anonymous asked: Hima, I caught feelings for a boy and he played me. What do I fill this hollow feeling with?




Gustav Mahler - Piano Quartet in A Minor 

Mahler never finished this early work.

A number of composers since have attempted to fashion endings for it.