Whether you understand Art or not, this video is a Must watch.
Artists Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love affair in the 1970s performing out of a van they called home. When they ended their relationship, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China each from one end, meeting for one last embrace in the middle. That was the last time they saw each other. In 2010, as part of her MoMa retrospective, ‘The Artists is Present”, Marina shared a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. On opening Night Ulay arrived without Marina knowing.
I came across this video again today after 5 years from Marina Abramovic’s retrospective at the MoMa in New York in 2010 and I thought “It’s funny how the Universe delivers messages with a perfect synchronicity”. There are not many words I can add to what theses images communicate, I think they speak for themselves, but I wish to share with you what they mean to me.
There are special people we meet along our paths. We connect with them, we share our lives with them, we fall in love with them. Sometimes they walk by our side for years, sometimes only for few moments. Sometimes we need to separate from them and that separation causes pain and sadness. We don’t know if our paths will cross again one day, or if they never will.
I believe True Love has no boundaries in Time or Space. True Love never dies.
“Being Present” to me means being open and courageous enough to embrace Life and Love with No Limits. Feeling every emotion connected to it whether it’s pleasure, pain, anger, joy, sadness, fear or passion because I believe that all of these emotions are beautifully perfect. Being present to me means allowing our souls and our bodies to experience the flow of the infinite opportunities that the Universe has to offer. Being present to me means being willing to Love with No Expectations and No Conditions.
I often see myself as a lone traveler, walking the ways of Life barefoot and with a backpack on my shoulders. During my journey, I encountered Love, Peace, Despair, and Grief and I danced with all of them. And if You met me at some point of the journey, I want you to know this: “I’m grateful that you have been part of my life. Thank you for your friendship. Thank you for your Love. Thank you for the memories. Thank you for the challenges. Thank you for what we’ve shared.
“I Love You. It’s time to go”.
Featured Photo: Scott Rudd