Think This Today!


My Latest Thoughts

  • 18JULY
    A Perfect Day

     

    Imagine a perfect day: being with those you love, in a place you love, under a sky you love, doing those things you love. Imagine a day from start to end when you are free to dance and sing without restraint.

    Imagine another perfect day follows the first. A week. A month. A year of perfect days.

    Along this never ending line I would sense a day as less, impaired. I would miss the grit of life, the ache of heart, the hurt of love. I would be less without my wish, my hope.

  • 17JULY
    The Antidote to Unwanted Distance

     

    I watch a movie at home that moves me as much as when I first saw it at the cinema. I find it beautiful, emotionally engaging, texturally rich, and full with social and cultural commentary. Everything works for me: its themes, narrative, screenplay, cinematography, music, lighting, design, acting, and direction.

    When it becomes clear that the movie fails to connect with my son I feel as if a great wall descends between us. The only known antidote to counter an experience of unwanted distance is love.

  • 16JULY
    Love and The Artist

     

    To create art, whatever its medium, the creative person must be loved, love, or yearn for love. Their love may be of a person, a place, or an idea. They may be loved by another, they may love themselves, or they may long to be with their love. The love the artist requires is strongly felt with a consistent commitment or wish of care and kindness. Without love, the need to make quickly fades.

    When love of self or self-belief turns to arrogance, love leaves, and with it, all that inspires.

There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.

William Shakespeare

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Think This Today is the creation of Mike de Sousa, an artist, writer and composer.