proserpine:

Neil Whiteley, “Kendrick #2”


Lots of good in this.

proserpine:

Neil Whiteley, “Kendrick #2”

Lots of good in this.

Tight & simple. [ source needed ]

Tight & simple.

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Beautiful image.[ source needed ]

Beautiful image.

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I’ll be leading a workshop on examining power dynamics this February at Come As You Are here in Toronto. It’s taken me a while to get to a point where I feel like I might have useful things to say, and share. These conversations are important and I wonder how often they actually happen. More information is through the link.

I have a feeling I may have posted this in the past. Regardless. Worth a second round of appreciation.

I have a feeling I may have posted this in the past. Regardless. Worth a second round of appreciation.

Amazing marks.

Amazing marks.

Pulled open, maybe apart.[ source needed ]

Pulled open, maybe apart.

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The truth is that we don’t need everyone to like us, we need a few people to love us. Because what’s better than being roundly liked is being fully known—an impossibility both professionally and personally if you’re so busy being likable that you forget to be yourself.
It’s the rope being pulled toward the camera. Excellent. Unknown and potential.[ source needed ]

It’s the rope being pulled toward the camera. Excellent. Unknown and potential.

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Sent to me today:

I like to be hit by all sorts of things—but something about being hit with someone’s hand, something about the mutual understanding of it, the mutual harm, makes it the most powerful. There is an agreed upon level of intimacy in it, that the person doing the hitting understands what they are harming, is willing to feel the pain inflicted in a open palm, and refuses to be divorced from it. I imagine it’s also more difficult to execute, and requires more skill to deliver—mentally, emotionally, and physically. Feeling someone suffering directly requires a courage not found in a paddle or strap. And requires more gratitude on the recipient’s part.”

Shared with permission. I’m very fortunate.