I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.
So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.
Make your mistakes, next year and forever.
Richard Brody on “Inside Llewyn Davis” and the Coen brothers’ folk-like body of work: http://nyr.kr/1eLtZWy
“With their clear, clipped visual prose, Joel and Ethan Coen tell a good and juicy story, encapsulate on an intimate scale the sense of a grand historical transition, and elicit the story’s grander significance with an iridescent briskness that both gets to the core of the historical import and delivers its wisdom in modern terms to apply to modern life—and even to themselves.”
Thees Uhlmann - Am 07. März
Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. Despair will come. Find someone that you want to be there with you through those times. Most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love, and madness combine and course through you. A love that will never dilute - even when the waters get deep, and dark.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.