it is as familiar as a sister. She fills the bathtub, unravels my clothing into a heap on the floor. She sits on the toilet, painting her toenails, singing my favorite songs, while I soak. She has the most beautiful voice. The phone rings and rings and I let it just lay there screaming for help. Or it doesn’t and I watch it sit silent as the dead on my dresser. She doesn’t want to go out tonight. I beg her, tell her she can wear anything in my closet. She tells me no baby girl, no, not tonight, maybe tomorrow. There is a refrigerator full of food. I want none of it.
– Sierra DeMulder
Pain is truth; all else is subject to doubt.
– J.M. Coetzee
augh. must all growth, empathy, enlightenment, connection come through suffering? probably.
But luxury has never appealed to me, I like simple things, books, being alone, or with somebody who understands.
– Daphne du Maurier
I remember your collarbone, forming the tiniest
satellite dish in the universe, your smile
as the place where parallel lines inevitably crossed.
I remember your eyes: fifty attack dogs on a single leash,
how I once held the soft audience of your hand.
I’ve been ignored by prettier women than you,
but none who carried the heavy pitchers of silence
so far, without spilling a drop.
– Jeffrey McDaniel
Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can’t buy.
– Haruki Murakami
You do not have to know anything, just that I love you. But I have to know if I have your soul. I’m thinking, even now, in these conditions I’m thinking of you. Did you know that if I stop thinking about you, you die instantly? But fear not, I shall never cease to think of you.
– Beppe Fenoglio
i get it.