Nothing is original.
Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination.
Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows.
Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic.
Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don't bother concealing your thievery-celebrate it if you feel like it.
Every American wants MORE MORE of the world and why not, you only live once. But the mistake made in America is persons accumulate more more dead matter, machinery, possessions & rugs & fact information at the expense of what really counts as more: feeling, good feeling, sex feeling, tenderness feeling, mutual feeling. You own twice as much rug if you’re twice as aware of the rug.
I’ll be the first to admit that I have a fair number of worldly possessions. But every one, from my bikes to my tent to my kayak are used as vehicles for the finding of the latter group of “things”; the thrill of adventure, the pushing of boundaries, the sharing of natural beauty with those close to me.
I wish more people could think like I do and avoid the pitfalls of materialism.