Sunday, July 12, 2009

Fine. Maybe I'm the puzzle. But you're still the pieces.

"La meilleure des choses à faire, n'est-ce pas, quand on est dans ce monde, c'est d'en sortir ? Fou ou pas, peur ou pas."

I cannot pretend I will not surrender to these dreams in my head.

The moon is dark and I can't sleep

"I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center." Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Sometimes a boy wrapped in tinfoil is better than a knight in shining armour.

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.

"Imagination is intelligence with an erection."
--Victor Hugo

"Art for art's sake does wonderful things to you. It makes you laugh. It makes you cry. It makes you want to take naps and go places wearing funny pants." - the FAQ

"My life - my own Discovery Channel"

Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble.

"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world."
--Arthur Schopenhauer

You think you’re waiting for help. For someone to tell you what the right thing to do is. Even though, at the back of your mind, you already know what that is. So all you’re really waiting for, is a time when you’re forced to do it.

Truth is beautiful, without a doubt; but so are lies. -- Emerson

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
-Robert Frost

"With enough courage, you can do without a reputation."
The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.

"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."
-William Jennings Bryant

"Where there is great love, there are always wishes."
Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.
-Blaise Pascal

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.

In order to laugh, you must be able to play with your pain. -Annette Goodheart

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
-Abraham Lincoln

"You either change things or you don't. Excuses rob you of power and induce apathy."

"To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be."
Anna Louise Strong

It's when you hold eye contact for that second too long or maybe the way you laugh. It sets off a flash and our memories take a picture of who we are at that point when we first know "This is love." And we clutch that picture to our hearts because we expect each other to always be the people in that picture. But people change. People aren't pictures. And you can either take a new picture or throw the old one away.

So you look for patterns because that's what humans do to try and make sense of things. In hope of some divine order. And you look in movies and songs and the things that you read for symbols, points and swirls that match your own. But the only real pattern there is, is the one you make when you hold up a mirror. And reflect.


Visions of Your Body

In the dimly lit room
I had a brief glimpse of bliss:
sight of your naked body
like a god reclining.
That was all.

Quite unaware
you got up to get your clothes

just naturally
while I shuddered
like the earth split open by lightening.

-Daisy Zamora