"Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin - find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less."

Maya Angelou, you will be missed. (via hydeordie)

(Source: sofinebyme)

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"Robert loved those slippers. No matter how sick Robert was, he still worked very hard to present himself well. I just remember these slippers so much from the end of his life, he was very proud of them, and I admired them. I have them and [wanted to take] a photograph of them to give to people so they can see Robert’s slippers through the photograph. I guess I have sort of a catholic streak in me because the idea of the relic—I look at some of these photographs like second- and third-class relics where they weren’t of the saint, they didn’t belong to the saint, but they speak of the saint. Of course, Robert was no saint, but he was a great artist and great artists have their place in my saintly pantheon."

-Patti Smith

"Robert loved those slippers. No matter how sick Robert was, he still worked very hard to present himself well. I just remember these slippers so much from the end of his life, he was very proud of them, and I admired them. I have them and [wanted to take] a photograph of them to give to people so they can see Robert’s slippers through the photograph. I guess I have sort of a catholic streak in me because the idea of the relic—I look at some of these photographs like second- and third-class relics where they weren’t of the saint, they didn’t belong to the saint, but they speak of the saint. Of course, Robert was no saint, but he was a great artist and great artists have their place in my saintly pantheon."

-Patti Smith