There is no history, only "moments of significance". So we lurch from moment to moment of visibility, separated by a void of invisibility.
Jatinder Verma

The telling of personal stories and the subsequent enactment can counter that most destructive of beliefs: that we are alone in our experience.

Nick Rowe (2007) Playing the Other: Dramatizing Personal Narratives in Playback Theatre, s. 15

What you need for painting

From a letter by Renoir

Flake White                   Rose madder
Chrome yellow              Cobalt blue
Naples yellow                Ultramarine blue
Yellow ocher                  Emerald green
Raw umber                     Ivory black
Venetian red                  Raw sienna
French vermillon          Viridian green
Madder lake                   White lead

Palette knife
Scraping knife
Essence of turpetine

Pointed marten-hair brushes
Flat hog-hair brushes

Indifference to everything except your canvas
An ability to work like a locomotive
An iron will

- Raymond Carver

As a spectator, I enjoy it most when I can't trust what I see.
To be irritated, to search and discover something new and, most importantly, to establish correlations while watching.
I like to find images which do not restrict our view, but open it.

Heiner Goebbels

I am alarmed when it happens that I have walked a mile into the woods bodily, without getting there in spirit. In my afternoon walk I would fain forget all my morning occupations and my obligations to society. But it sometimes happens that I cannot easily shake off the village. The thoughts of some work will run in my head and I am not where my body is - I am out of my senses. In my walks I would fain return to my senses. What business have I in the woods, if I am thinking of something out of the woods? I suspect myself, and cannot help shudder, when I find myself so implicated even in what are called good works - for this may sometimes happen.

Henry David Thoreau, Walking