"God has gotten me through so, so much."
I have to say that the single most important lesson I learned in 25 years talking every single day to people was that there is a common denominator in our human experience. Most of us, I tell ya, we don’t want to be divided. What we want—the common denominator that I found in every single interview—is that we want to be validated. We want to be understood.
I’ve done over 35,000 interviews in my career, and as soon as that camera shuts off everyone always turns to me and inevitably in their own way ask this question: “was that ok?”
I heard it from President Bush. I heard it from President Obama. I’ve heard it from heroes and from housewives. I’ve heard it from victims and perpetrators of crime. I even heard it from BE-YON-CÉ in all of her Beyoncé-ness. She finishes performing, hands me the microphone, and says “was that ok?” [x]
“There was no such person as Marilyn Monroe … [She was] invented, like an author creates a character.” -Richard Avedon
During her portrait session, Marilyn was her usual extravagant self, laughing and singing and putting on a show. As they were wrapping up, Richard Avedon, who had been adjusting the camera, turned around and saw Marilyn sitting alone with a lost, poignant look on her face. Immediately, drawn to the strange light of truth he saw in her expression, Avedon knelt before her and took this picture. Marilyn didn’t object.
Each ball weighs differently, causing each one to bounce to a specific height, and when precisely placed in the dust pans and thrown down… 2013
EVERY TIME this comes up on my dash i just sit here and stare at it FOREVERRRRRrr.
Reblog while you can, the year’s almost over D: