I get sleepy in moving cars. I buy organic. I do sun salutations at night. Spinning changed my life. I don't like food, I LOVE IT. I'm that friend that is "good with computers". I wish my life was a musical. Fashion is my religion. My little black and white long haired chihuahua, Penny Lane, is my baby. I will own a bakery someday. I never worry. I make the best cupcakes. Libraries make me feel warm and fuzzy. Musical Festivals are mecca. I have turned procrastination into an art. I daydream. I go out to eat at restaurants by myself. It’s near impossible to regain my trust. I fight physical insecurities on a second to second basis. I'm going to escape to Paris one day. I always find good parking spots. I have no patience for fair weather friends. I live for today.
During the 70s and 80s performance artist Marina Abramovic engaged in an intense artistic and romantic relationship with fellow performance artist Ulay (Frank Uwe Laysiepen). In 1988 they ended their relationship with a performance art piece in which they met in the middle of the Great Wall of China and said goodbye. They have rarely seen each other since.
In 2010 the MOMA in New York City held a retrospective of the Abramovic’s work. As part of the exhibition, Abramovic sat silently at a table and allowed members of the public to sit across from her. On the opening day of the exhibition, Ulay sat across from Abramovic, resulting in this dramatic and emotional reunion. Abramovic and her retrospective exhibition were the subject of the 2012 documentary Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (the reunion video appears to consist of edited footage from the documentary).
We should be so lucky to experience a great love at least once in our lifetimes.
Whether that love is the one that continues to expand over time, surprising each participant with every fulfilling mundane moment and every poingnant point of connection.
Or whether that love is one that envelops every minute of your existence until one day…it stops. And that great loves fades and fizzles, leaving heartache and uncertainty in its wake and a place and time that changes life’s trajectory.
In my short 28 years, I have had 3 loves. I should be so lucky to have one more.
Give me the excitement of something new. The unexpected and unlikely. The moments of connection, surprising and deep. The incremental build of trust.