Monday, February 11, 2013

learn to learn

Let us just learn a little everyday.
Try.
It is so difficult to learn.
Dance Overskirt, Congo 20th century, raffia  collection textile museum of Canada

What keeps us from learning?
Be in a learning spirit.
You have lots of time.
Just be receptive.
Just be accepting.
Just be tolerant.
Just  be self loving, not self indulgent.
Not selfish
but self-respecting
self forgiving
self relating

Wait and see
Try again
Give yourself a chance
To learn is difficult
Try again
Start again tomorrow
Learn to learn

text by Louise Bourgeois when she was 83

13 comments:

  1. A lovely post to begin my day, thank you Judy. LOVE the dance skirt!
    Yesterday I struggled with a "garment" for one of my carved totems (made from an old fishing net). Today I will start again.

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  2. Brilliant post--do you get tired of hearing "brilliant"? No, you are one of the self-respecting, tolerant and forgiving ones, so you will forgive my not finding a better word. It's a good word.

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  3. trying to remain receptive sounds easier than it is, learning isn't and easy job.

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  4. Thanks for this. The cloths are so satisfying. Been thinking a lot about self-loving vs. self-indulgent. The former requires self truth-telling and holding oneself accountable - with love.

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  5. Where will i b at 83

    Cant fathom it

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  6. thank you Judy! these images and words are helping me understand why I am questioning everything at the moment... process method materials line light values hope belief oh everything...

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  7. What a beautiful post! I know that once I loose the desire to learn, to question, to explore - it is time for me to go.

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  8. An excellent meditation to have in mind as I take the morning walk. Such compelling photos as well. Thank you for this hope - 83!
    -sus

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  9. I am hopelessly trying to motivate my teenager art students to be more openminded lately. These words are really useful...
    They are always talking about 'studying', but almost never about 'learning'.

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  10. she said we have lots of time at 83. given that i'm celebrating a Big Birthday tomorrow, i find that quite comforting.

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  11. That Louise Bourgeois rocks!!

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  12. Susan1:10 am

    Learning new things, I avoid it. It hurts my head. I've got a new banjo, though, and I plan to learn to play it. For now, I look good holding it.

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Thank you for taking the time to connect. Much appreciated.xx