Friday, 31 December 2010
Live Like Untamed Lightning
I blame my brother-in-law, he gave me a book on the work of Mayakovsky for Christmas and I've been devouring it at a hefty pace. It is a most stimulating read, empowering, inspirational; a tool to drive you on, into the nothingness with no sense of dread but of wonder.
He provides a good guide on how to live your life and what to aspire to and what to discard.
To be precocious, honest, self-confident and to obliterate the past.
A welcome read as we approach the end of my most successful year, a stimulant to re-focus the mind, an addition to my personal manifesto as I re-embark on the challenges of a new year.
The actors life is an existential one. You faced by nothing, no work, or at the best hints of work or fragments of work. You look out into the abyss and can be crushed by the blackness, the endless nothingness.
Nothingness is life. We are always staring into the pitch black. The difference is, I charge into the dark to see what it contains, or rather what I forge in the vacuum from force of will.
Have a happy new year folks, with much success and joy.
I know I will.
of mankind's forces.
and behind us
explodes like a landmine.
To the past
only the streaming tresses
of our hair
by the wind.