Beauty: Nothing You Have to Say

T-shirt drawn by Joseph Sikora in Los Angeles in 2003. Worn by Scott Bourne on a skateboarding trip to Mongolia in 2006. Uncovered in a storage space in Paris in 2016

T-shirt drawn by Joseph Sikora in Los Angeles in 2003. Worn by Scott Bourne on a skateboarding trip to Mongolia in 2006. Uncovered in a storage space in Paris in 2016

Not having anything you have to say is a beautiful thing that others may not understand. Walk into a conference room and you must have a message to deliver or colleagues and clients will be suspect of you. Sit down in a bar where you don’t know anyone and if you don’t have something to say people will be suspect of you.

You will be talked at. People will explain theories, historical movements or currents events to you over and over and over. And often, they’re wrong. Still, listening and not having anything that you have to say is a beautiful thing.

Not everyone should understand why you think something is beautiful.

Flowers are beautiful, young and fresh or old and dried out.

Bodies are beautiful, male and female, young and taught or old and flabby.

People, most often, are not beautiful. They are selfish and they are rarely present.

Still, having nothing you have to say is a beautiful thing.

Acting, without having something to say will ensue.

It’s a wonder we continue to survive. While we may not always understand what is going on around us or why people are acting the way they do, we usually imitate the behavior that we see.

It’s beautiful not to have anything to say but to do everything you dream, out in the open, with the same people who don’t merit your trust or care.

Why?

Can’t say. I am not doing it right now but I am dreaming about it.

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