What if the mask was his true self after all? And who you ; who he, thought he was and projected himself as was a parody, an illusion? How tragic is it, that he hid from himself to such a degree that he became lost behind the masks, confused as to who was who, the role vs the truth? Healing... the Wall, now ever more translucent, yet as solid as ever, is recognized by the body shaped keyhole. He knows he, as he currently is cannot pass through, but as he examines the keyhole, there’s a familiarity to it that shakes his body. He is the Answer, but what if the He he’s been chasing has been the man he pretended was the mask? He’s become so much on this Journey only to now realize he has to embrace himself not become something else....
Reading this for exactly what he’s explaining inside: “A Tall Dark Skinned Black Man In America” how did he make it in film and television as an actor, director and producer? The trials and systemic racism he’s seen his father and uncles go through.... #inspiration#billduke “Now listen here you lil b*tch! I’ma ask you some real simple questions and I want some real simple answers!” #youknowyoudonefuckedupright#hollywood#measureofaman#biography
Just being real. It's on my heart today.
I've heard this quote in different ways. But it really ministers to me this way.
To ME, this simply means that every-single-person has something through which they've been, that I will simply just NEVER be able to relate-and EVEN IF I can, how I handle(d) it could be entirely different from someone else.
I've been through a tragic event in my life--but the way I handled it, and how it greatly changed my perspective on people, I now "see" in every single person, that they could've had a kidney transplant, could've been healed of cancer, could've lost a close family member, could've lost their job, could've had a rough growing up, could've been delivered from drugs, and the list is never ending. Each of us could-.have-had something similar but, perhaps a completely different outcome; I CAN'T POSSIBLY know the struggles, the pains, the anger, the guilt; I CAN'T possibly know how long it('ll) took (take) to feel a modicum of normalcy--I'm not in their shoes--it's not my body, nor my mind; it could be similar, but NEver exactly the same, ESPECIALLY if I don't know their life. I COULDN'T POSSIBLY tell you how to handle a situation if I've never been through it myself. I can't tell how you should('ve) handled yourself, how to live, how to breathe. I wasn't there.. I'm not you. I can't tell you when you should feel better, normal--I'm SIMPLY NOT YOU-- And I'd be wrong if I did!
All I can say is what I recently told a friend... Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. #authorandfinisher#faith
Hebrews 12:2 KJV
I'll never understand. But HE does.
I share this on behalf of my daughter, who, many times has had to endure what people "feel" they know with regard to how she should be/feel at any given time. What they don't realize (and I call this (lightly) an extreme lack of knowledge since they aren't her) is although they "think" they know where she should be physically/mentally/emotionally, it's entirely IMPOSSIBLE for anyone to know, without going through it themselves.
4 456:58 PM Nov 21, 2018
We all want happiness. Happiness is the main motivator behind why and what we do. Goals, until they are accomplished creates weight, anxiety, and can be nerve wracking. By creating themes in your life, you lessen the weight of you goals and operate from a place meaning over pleasure. Goals asks: what do I want? Themes asks: who am I? Tailoring your goals around life themes will make make every action you take, part of a masterpiece.
From the book 'Measure of a Man' by Martin Greenfield, tailor extraordinaire, Holocaust survivor, Immigrant, Tailor to stars, presidents, and many other fortunate people, as well as a husband, father, and son. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This book chronicles an extraordinary journey...I laughed, I wept, I feared, I exulted, I rejoiced while reading this wonderfully written memoire.
As a maker, Mr. Greenfield's talents, skills, and knowledge awe and inspire me. As the descendent of immigrants, a member of a large and loving family, as an entrepreneur and as a woman of faith, his story moved me.
Do yourself a favour and read this uplifting book; though it begins in horrifying darkness, the light that grows throughout it will fill your heart and mind.
I dream of one day meeting Mr. Greenfield, and seeing him working with his family and team in Brooklyn.
The truth is we all have room for improvement. I believe any reasonable woman knows this. It isn’t about being perfect, it’s about getting better every single day – for her, and for yourself.
Do the things a good man does. Be a good man. Be good at being a man. When you do, she will be honored she has the opportunity to be by your side.
"But there are people who take salt with their coffee. They say it gives a tang, a savour, which is peculiar and fascinating. In the same way there are certain places, surrounded by a halo of romance, to which the inevitable disillusionment you experience on seeing them gives a singular spice. You had expected something wholly beautiful and you get an impression which is infinitely more complicated than any that beauty can give you. It is the weakness in the character of a great man which may make him less admirable but certainly more interesting.
Nothing had prepared me..." ----W. Somerset Maugham
Do you look for the strength of a person walking on the surf?
Do you gravitate to the salt as a weakness to exploit?
But know when you hit the wall
There nothing less and nothing more
Life waits for you on the other side
But you are too afraid to see the light
Your shadow will walk right next to me
You will be the shadow that I will cast
And then you find me, standing next in line
You touch my hand and just smile
In your heart you have desires
And you feel you’ll run out of roads
But I promise you the memories of life
They will be as good as you desire
#measureofaman#shadowplay#almostlongweekend#socal ➡️ #nocal
Great energy today, as people made their ways to the polls. But we must continue. We must continue to incubate, train, and push people who share our interests. Locally then nationally. It isn’t about getting a particular ethnic group, or gender, or religious background in order just saw “we’re the first”, we need people who remember where they came from, people who won’t get distracted by the Stage or the Game and can continue to make progress for ethnic groups, genders, and religious backgrounds. It may not be me on the ballot, but I’m game to encourage, build up, train and support the person who will be. Renaissance #measureofaman#mstrsny#houseofspade#politics#civicengagement
Just looking at his daughter, as humans can only see themselves through another, he saw his past, present, and future. He saw his weakness and his strength. He saw his motivation and his reason to pause. In his daughter he saw his life. #measureofaman#men#boys#fathers#nrj
Too often we simply encourage people to vote and they are left with choosing between the “lesser of two evils”. We must not only encourage voting and political engagement, but incubate the right people, so our people have people to get behind and do away with the lesser of two evils...
Old Nigga ayye s/o my daddy T.I.P 55 boa u old af half of me Shidd. A lil insight every year I’d call my dad to say happy bday An he’d cut me off like happy bday must not love yo dad kuz u didn’t call me I’d b like no dad today yo bday mines is tomorrow he’d b like god damn u right I remember kuz I didn’t have a 30th bday party kuz yo ass decided to come early damn nigga. I love you dad #MyTeacher#ScorpioFather#MyDad#MeasureOfaMan#NeverForgotten
5 363:00 AM Oct 27, 2018
An awesome morning getting fitted for some suits with cousin Martin! An incredible man with a fascinating story - read his book #MeasureOfAMan