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worth fighting for

"what's the point of your existence?"

"to feel...
you've never done it, so you can never know it. 
but it's as vital as breath. 
and without it - without love, without anger, without sorrow, 
breath is just a clock...ticking."

- Equilibrium

i actually have a small obsession with dystopian novels and films. they can be so interesting,  and besides my own life, they tend to be one of my greatest inspirations. whenever i hear about a new one that's coming out i'm always determined to read or see it. 

in general, dystopias are depictions of a future society where some major element in human life is missing - literacy, security, the ability to speak freely, or love deeply. but overall, the inability to make your own choices tends to be a common thread. 

all my work centers in some way around the idea of choice - of choosing where to go, or when to stay, or what to keep inside. i like my choices to be meaningful. 

from restrictions we see what is worth living for, what is worth fighting for, and what is worth dying for. there is no other way to see it. 

(image via Matched by Ally Condie)

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