"I’ve been overweight all my life. But I broke up with my boyfriend last year, and things weren’t going well, so it got worse and worse. I’d try to diet, but I’d eat something that I wasn’t supposed to. I’d try to go to the gym, but I’d leave early. I was trying to lose weight because I felt like I needed to be a different person. But time has passed now, and I think I’m approaching weight loss with a much more positive attitude. I know that I can be happy without losing weight. Sure, I wish I could wear prettier clothes. I wish I could take a photograph without my face looking like a football. But I know that I’m not my weight. And it’s hard to come to that conclusion. You really have to battle to separate your self-image from your weight. Because weight is always the first thing that somebody sees. Somebody will see you after a few years, and their first comment is about the weight you’ve put on. Maybe I’ve become a better person these last few years. Maybe I’ve been a great friend to someone. Maybe I’ve read a lot of books and become smarter. Maybe the reason I’ve put on weight is that I’ve got a great job that can be stressful and doesn’t leave me time to go to the gym."
(New Delhi, India)
A couple years ago while remodeling our home I designed and built this concrete sink and wood table. The idea of not having a mirror to look into was an experiment to bring one into the present. It eliminates the idea that the self is externally composed; removing the image of self allowing one to truly be in many senses of the word. We can be present without the pull of expectation, and remove any other illusory demands upon self. What is it that we really need to be? So many illusions are placed in front of us: TV, movies, magazines, phones, and then we are left with a mirror for reflection. I’d say all these including the mirror are illusions we feed into. To truly be ones self one must feel from within the happenings if their environment. To do this is to become one with your surroundings rather than separate from them.
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Terasiiii! Posternya keren dan ngaco2 tagline-nya. Tapi paling suka yang ini…soalnya dimana lagi bs liat udang naik motor? Cc @vantiani @nugrahapratama27