Posts tagged with heartbreaking.
Marina Abramović, Rhythm 0, 1974
“This piece was primarily a trust exercise, in which she told viewers she would not move for six hours no matter what they did to her. She placed 72 objects one could use in pleasing or destructive ways, ranging from flowers and a feather boa to a knife and a loaded pistol, on a table near her and invited the viewers to use them on her however they wanted.
Initially, Abramović said, viewers were peaceful and timid, but it escalated to violence quickly. “The experience I learned was that … if you leave decision to the public, you can be killed… I felt really violated: they cut my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the public. Everyone ran away, escaping an actual confrontation.”
This piece revealed something terrible about humanity, similar to what Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment or Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiment, both of which also proved how readily people will harm one another under unusual circumstances.”
This performance showed just how easy it is to dehumanize a person who doesn’t fight back, and is particularly powerful because it defies what we think we know about ourselves. I’m certain the no one reading this believes the people around him/her capable of doing such things to another human being, but this performance proves otherwise.”
My Wife’s Fight With Breast Cancer
one of the saddest and most beautiful photo essays I’ve ever seen
Oh my god, my pillow is literally drenched in tears. First I read the bio, and then the pictures…ugh, this is just too much.
And I’m in pain.
Day #23 - A Scene That Made You Cry (“Introduction to Film”)
The first time watching “Community,” I wasn’t as emotionally invested as the characters as I am now, so I can’t remember how sad I was when I first saw this episode. However, during the hiatus and while on Christmas vacation, I started watching the episodes from the beginning. Looking back, having seen the characters’ drastic changes throughout the seasons and knowing Abed better, this scene was especially heartfelt for me.
❝I saw you, my dear, dear fellow! How touched I am that you care so much! […] You’d try to list all the reasons for living, but I left ’em behind at Victoria Station back in early summer. Reason I crept back down from the belvedere was that I can’t have you blaming yourself for failing to dissuade me. You may anyway, but don’t, Sixsmith, don’t be such an ass.❞
I believe there is a another world waiting for us, Sixsmith. A better world. And I’ll be waiting for you there.
An artist with Alzheimer’s drawing self-portraits.
Terrible, frightening disease.
MARK: Which is why you have to stay alive. We can get married. And you’re going to become an amazing surgeon. And we’re going to have 2 or 3 kids.
LEXIE: So Sofia can have siblings.
MARK: Yeah, a sister and two brothers.
LEXIE: That’s nice.
MARK: We’re going to be happy, Lex. You and me, we’re going to have the best lives, Lexie, you and me. We’re going to be so happy.