As we close out the crazy year that was 2020, I think this is a great attitude towards processing the chaos of our lives and moving forward:
After this challenging year, Marina Abramović, perhaps the world’s most famous performance artist, recommends everyone vent their frustrations to a favorite tree in a public park. She tells you to hug one tightly for no less than 15 minutes and pour out your woes to it. Your angst will be “absorbed in the bark,” and you will feel “rejuvenated.” This is tree-hugging on a whole other level.
Abramović believes there is a degree of energy flow between us and our arboreal friends. “Complaining to the tree is also a way of getting energy out of the tree—to you. And healing you.”
I have had many walks this year where I’ve had to just stop and ponder life, whether it was next to a beach, a tree, or a stop sign.
Where do you go to vent?