Filip Dujardin photographs buildings that are post modern and mundane. They are nondescript and unassuming. He has a way of spicing things up, though. With the help of Photoshop, Dujardin uses these photos and remixes them into structures we’ve never seen before and could never exist in our world. His series of images, titled Fictions, is just that, but done so seamlessly and with such mastery that we might think they are real.
A writer for the new york times interviewed a series of people who had survived jumping off the golden gate bridge. Every person she interviewed admitted that about two thirds of the way down, they realized that every seemingly meaningless problem that caused them to jump was fixable.
Every single one.
this gave me chills.
Reblogging this again because it matters.
This is one of the most important things I’ve ever read.
It makes sense when you consider in most cases suicidal people, hell, most of mankind is “in their head” and can only view things from that limited perspective. The act of jumping and facing death rips them out of that and directly into the present moment and when you come face to face with the reality that that is truly all you are: The moment. Not the past. Not the future. Only the moment, everything becomes so clear. You can be infinite in the moment, you can actually be what you’re intended to be and not the version of yourself you’ve contorted yourself to be because family, society, culture, the world told you to be. Fortunately, there are ways to show up and be present without having to come face to face with death. Thanks for the inspiration.