You start to matter to yourself and you start choosing what genuinely affects you
Through what you carry inside and decide to reflect on the world. Trough your inner contempation. Through your thoughts, through your own individual energy and aura. Through everything that makes you be you and cultivate your selfhood. Through exploring the distance between what’s meaningful to you and what’s not. Through not trying to define your own being by constantly seeking some sort of self-reassurance but trusting your choices and excelling on whatever it is that you want to excell at on your own terms. Through bravely standing up for the person you wish to be in the future but also through making your present moments and sensations count. Through being in touch with what lies underneath your desires and motives. Through observing and studying your darker side while not letting it consume you. Through keeping it real. Now that’s what I’d call an accomplishment
David Hockney (British, born 1937), Rapunzel Growing in the Garden, from Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm, 1969, etching.
via Portland Art