"The human mind works like this: When we see someone in a higher place compared to us; we don’t think ‘I want to be up there too’…but rather ‘you should fall down with me’."
Cheon Song Yi.
The ugly truth behind human psychology. We don’t self-reflect to become better; we envy others because we are worse.
"The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it is not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of the other person—without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other."
Paolo Fusco - Fiori 24h
"Hardly anything is open 24h in Rome: a few bars, a few stores, self service gas stations and flower kiosks, a lot of flower kiosks. You can find them everywhere in the city and they never close. They never close. Their presence has always fascinated me, they seem like sentinels in the quiet roman night, small lighthouses populated by half-asleep immigrant workers. The photos were taken while wondering through the city in search of these islands of light and flowers."
maria friberg and monika larsen dennis, ‘driven’ (1998); video still