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

Mazzy Star, performing "Halah" c. Oct. 2,1994, Bridge School Benefit, Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre: "…surely don’t stay long I’m missing you now, it’s like  I told you I’m over you somehow, before I close the door I need to hear you say goodbye, baby won’t you change your mind?" (x)

Anne Sexton’s reading of her poem "All my Pretty Ones" mixed with Peter Gabriel’s "Mercy Street - For Anne Sexton"

looking down on empty streets, all she can see
are the dreams all made solid
are the dreams all made real
all of the buildings, all of those cars
were once just a dream
in somebody’s head


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.)


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?
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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