When Vincent's affluent uncle offered him a job, his parents were relieved, not just because he would finally have a chance at turning his life around, but also because he was finally leaving the house and taking his strangeness with him. His uncle, Cent (short for Vincent...there were a lot of Vincents in the family), had offered him a job as an "office clerk" at his business, Goupil & Cie, which was a very popular art dealership. There, Vincent attempted to redeem himself and his years of isolation. During his apprenticeship, he was very enthusiastic, and in that enthusiasm, he suddenly found a new interest in art. He devoted himself to researching about art, its history, and everything else related to it. Vincent admired detail in an image and every stroke in a painting. His mind was like a sea of pictures, vast and never-ending.
The quote that you see above is the advice that Vincent tells his younger brother, Theo. I think it's some really good advice and can be applied to a lot of things, not just artwork. Some people are living life too fast and don't stop to take breaks. We should all just stop for a minute and just relax. Just take some time to admire nature, the things you've accomplished, yourself, or admire that celebrity you like so much. Search for things that you would have never seen if you kept working like a busy bee. You might find something new, something you really enjoy. Like Vincent, I like to admire art, it makes me inspired and relaxed. When I get stressed or tired, I just sit down somewhere quiet and google pictures of flowers or puppies or something. It's not good to keep working and we all need to take a break sometimes or else we'll "break".
Hey! Here are some questions: Do you agree with the quote? Do you think it's good advice?
My Reading Progress so Far:
Okay, so that summary-for-every-chapter strategy that I said I would do last week? I lied. I wasn't able to write any summaries at all because I was busy this week (and lazy uhh). Instead, I took a notes on some events that I thought were important. I don't think I'm going to write summaries because they take a lot of time and I ain't got no time for that.