I feel like every time someone asks what’s it like to be a woman in music, the only difference is probably that you get asked, “what’s it like to be a woman in music?” I think that’s it. Even asking it kind of sounds like, “you poor thing, what’s it like?” It’s fucking awesome. [x]
If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy,
don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty
of lives and whole towns destroyed or about
to be. We are not wise, and not very often
kind. And much can never be redeemed.
Still, life has some possibility left. Perhaps this
is its way of fighting back, that sometimes
something happens better than all the riches
or power in the world. It could be anything,
but very likely you notice it in the instant
when love begins. Anyway, that’s often the
case. Anyway, whatever it is, don’t be afraid
of its plenty. Joy is not made to be a crumb.
— mary oliver
Paris, 2013 | Akito Shimoyama
Life seems so simple and clear.