Meanwhile in my head, I'm undergoing open-heart surgery - Anne Sexton


At the end of the day, I will look back on the memories, the people, the moments I have gathered, and the places I have been along the journey of my life and feel…happy.

(These gifs are snippets from short videos I shot.)

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Photo of Mars taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover.

NASA has been releasing pictures since early August, when Curiosity landed on Mars.The first color photo, which was released on Aug. 7, had a hazy, poor quality, because the dust cover was coated with fine debris.
The high-resolution images include 360-degree color panoramas as well as animated GIFs.

They don’t make it.

The beautiful die in flame—
sucide pills, rat poison, rope

The beautiful are found in the edge of a room
crumpled into spiders and needles and silence
and we can never understand why they
left, they were so

They don’t make it.

The beautiful die young
and leave the ugly to their ugly lives.

" - Charles Bukowski, from What’s The Use Of A Title?
537"I so desperately aspire to create beauty in this brief, bright life, but hindsight is cruel and I am coming to regret all of the things I’ve lacked the courage to pursue. Why am I so afraid to live?" - Of Roses, Of Skin
842"Torment yourself as little as possible, then you’ll torment me less." - Franz Kafka, from Letters To Milena
952"I’ve come to realise that glory, bliss, and beauty are meaningless without first being earned through suffering. My heart is wine-red and tender following it’s latest pummelling but I’m more determined than ever to love harder, to breathe harder, to howl harder, to dance in flames." - Of Roses, Of Skin
882"And yet I demand
that your heart survive
on its own,
belonging only to itself,
whole, entirely whole,
and workable
in its dark cavern under your ribs." - Anne Sexton, from The Complete Poems

Say something, anything.
Just don’t stand there like a solid absence.

There are so many words that dream of
a short, unbound, life with your voice.

" - Kiki Dimoula, from The Periphrastic Stone

Things arise and she lets them come;
things disappear and she lets them go.

She has but doesn’t possess,
acts but doesn’t expect.

When her work is done, she forgets it.
That is why it lasts forever.

" - Lao Tzu, from Tao Te Ching
440"I intend to confuse things,
to unite them, make them new-born
intermingle them, undress them,
until the light of the world
has the unity of the ocean,
a generous wholeness,
a fragrance alive and crackling." - Pablo Neruda, from Undress Them
81"I caught this notion on the way, and rapidly took the readiest, poor words to hold it fast, so that it might not again fly away. But it has died in these dry words, and hangs and flaps about in them-and now I hardly know, when I look upon it, how I could have had such happiness when I caught this bird." - Friedrich Nietzsche, from The Gay Science: A Sigh
122"“She?”— he tried to ask himself what that meant; for it is something like love, like death (rather than like those vague conceptions of maladies), a thing which one repeatedly calls in question, in order to make oneself probe further into it, in the fear that the question will find no answer, that the substance will escape our grasp — the mystery of personality." - Marcel Proust, from In Search Of Lost Time
387"My hands
open the curtains of your being
clothe you in a further nudity
uncover the bodies of your body
My hands
invent another body for your body." - Octavio Paz, from Touch
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