On New Years Day I stumbled upon this quote at a Cuban Restaurant in Jersey City. The food was “eh” but the quote struck my fancy. So did my company; but that’s another tale for another day. In case your eye sight is struggling: “Many times I feel like…I need to fly!!! But then…I forget…I don’t have wings!!! But there is something about it that I just can’t stop trying!!! Again….Again…And Again!!!” The quote felt near and dear to my heart, so I needed to know more about it’s source: Duda Penteado. I wondered who this “Duda” was as I ate my questionable food.
Google delivered the message: DUDA PENTEADO
I read through his biography and came across the reason for the serendipitous brunch moment. My eyes landed on the quote to lead my mind to this one: “Philosophically, my mission as an artist is to empower and to create dialogue about difficult issues…A great artist has the ability to capture the imagination of future generations and say something of direct relevance to them…my art pieces are not an end in and of themselves, but a means of arriving at a fundamental human truth: the struggle of the carnal and the divine in our lives.”
When people ask me why I like acting and writing, I may just send them this.
While I’m still working on my “mission,” the word choice of Duda’s has been a beautiful kick in the ass towards the winning field goal.
I’m ready for my flight into 2012. Happy New Year folks.