Wednesday, June 25, 2014

what survives of the artist even if his life was short

I got it from my mother. She told me that I’m the best, starting at about two. “You are the best. You are the winner. Somebody else may get the trophy, but you are the best.” The best is kind of relative, it means you did your best. You are it. There’s not another Gonzalo. You only have one chance to be Gonzalo, so don’t waste time trying to figure out some shit you already know. You know who you are, you know what you want, you know what you like. Don’t second-guess yourself. Follow your heart, no second thoughts. That’s what she taught, and if that brewed confidence, cool. I’m also an asshole. I got that from my father.

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