“Frank Ocean wrote a fantastic ballad that was truly lovely and poetic in every way, there just wasn’t a scene for it. I could have thrown it in quickly just to have it, but that’s not why he wrote it and not his intention. So I didn’t want to cheapen his effort. But, the song is fantastic, and when Frank decides to unleash it on the public, they’ll realize it then.”
— Quentin Tarantino explaining why he didn’t use the song in “Django Unchained.”
I was speaking to a friend in Gaza and he told me that his little cousin is writing her name all over her body with her markers, just in case she gets blown up and no one can identify her. She is 11 years old. 11. The psychological pain and trauma the palestinian children go through is absolutely repulsive.
If you take time to do anything with a little more love, it’s art. It’s being present in that one moment, with nothing else confusing the circuitry of your mind. It’s placing all of who you are into the colour blue, or into the wing of a pencil drawn bird. It’s being there. Art is about being there with all of yourself. It’s leaving behind the rest of the world, but at the same time living so completely within it. It is a kind of meditation. A place you go where you know you are safe. A place where nobody can touch you. It’s why you spin, when you are a child. It is why you run really fast so that the wind tires out. It’s why you wake up in the morning.