I was like so bad

January 14, 2020

I was like so bad. Like
I was on the sofa with a bucket
Shit wankered man
I was like so wasted
I mean 87% shit. It was sick man
I spewed in the bath
That shit was like brown
And the towels were like everywhere and I shout
Guys! I got a surprise for you all in the bathroom!
Classic times man. And like
The sound track to that would’ve totally been Morrissey.

Becky Fawcett

Is the beauty of the Whole really enhanced by our agony? And is the Whole really beautiful? And what is beauty? Throughout all his existence man has been striving to hear the music of the spheres, and has seemed to himself once and again to catch some phrase of it, or even a hint of the whole form of it. Yet he can never be sure that he has truly heard it, nor even that there is any such perfect music at all to be heard. Inevitably so, for if it exists, it is not for him in his littleness. But one thing is certain. Man himself, at the very least, is music, a brave theme that makes music also of its vast accompaniment, its matrix of storms and stars. Man himself in his degree is eternally a beauty in the eternal form of things. It is very good to have been man.   And so we may go forward together with laughter in our hearts,  and peace, thankful for the past, and for our own courage. For we shall make after all a fair conclusion to this brief music that is man.

Olaf Stapledon
Last and First Men

swallowing jewels

January 14, 2020

There is less and less sherry, a cocktail sherry, very light, very good. It keeps me company. I am swallowing jewels, light by light. To celebrate this moment (it is like being in love)I am having a cigarette. Fire in the mouth, Topaz in the stomach.

Anne Sexton
Found Topaz

No Evil Star: Selected Essays, Interviews, and Prose

feel what we feel

January 14, 2020

Art consists in making others feel what we feel, in freeing them from themselves by offering them our own personality.

Fernando Pessoa
The Book of Disquiet