A Stage And A Dancer

 

The art is to absorb all the information and all the different opinions
while not being changed by them or for them.
The art is not to adapt to everything, try to please everyone
who fascinates you at the moment. However,
the art does also not consist in rejecting everything.
The art is deciding what suits you, what you can accept
without bending your soul for it, without losing yourself.
Otherwise your personality will become an indefinable
mass that consists of all the ones you once loved
while nothing is left of what you truly are,
in your soul and in your bones. Just ask yourself:
What is left of me when I subtract the traits that I have assumed to please someone?
Which traits are mine and which have I adopted from strangers?

Text & Video: Sarah Eckardt

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