“Besides, we succeed only to the extent that we fail. At that point, if instead of giving up, we persist. That’s the only moment when we have some chance of advancing a little. Even if it’s only an illusion, we have the impression of an immense breakthrough.” Alberto Giacometti
(Inoltre, ci riusciamo solo nella misura in cui falliamo. A quel punto, se invece di arrenderci, insistiamo. Questo è l'unico momento in cui abbiamo qualche possibilità di avanzare un po '. Anche se è solo un'illusione, abbiamo l'impressione di un'immensa conquista.") Alberto Giacometti
The above quote by Giacometti was so profound for me I had to hear it a second time. I had to write it down. I knew I’d want to refer to it again. It struck a cord that needed to be deciphered and revisited.
At times in my own life I’ve become frustrated when my efforts, affirmations, prayers and actions seem to come up short. I want my reward! I want synchronicity! I am at my most desperate when synchronicity eludes me. It is my most treasured gift and I need it to exist and persist. Therefore, seeing this video at the end of the Giacometti exhibit was an extreme delight. It afforded me my moment of synchronicity. Actually the entire visit of being immersed in such creativity, intelligence and depth of soul inspired me. It was a reminder that it's only when we are about to give up that the breakthroughs are about to appear. It was a reminder to regenerate with determination. So persist I shall! And the invitation via this blog has now been extended to you.
There are many inspiring pieces in the exhibit, but here are a few of my favorites:
The Giacometti exhibit runs until September 12th at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Big Love, PatriciaG
If you feel inspired to share, please do so in the comments section below. I would love to hear from you. Have you ever wanted to give up but held out & achieved a breakthrough? What was your inspiration? How did you find the courage? What steps did you take? Would love if you shared.
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