tug and tug and tug for more, rusty arms, bloody sores. Calloused thumbs, clogged hearts. A beautiful site to see. torn limbs, blistered feet. hollow eyes, devil seas. Elbow grease for a sculptured furrow, stretch marks of divine bone marrow. Beauty, sorrow, offering—it’s all the same to me.
My favorites I’ve listened to so far, in no particular order. I was going to share on Twitter, but I thought this was easier to show all (and to edit when I think of more). I’ve definitely missed a lot, and I know there’s more coming (like Sigur Ros?!). Let me know what I missed!
I like the color blue because it is simultaneously a sad and happy color. http://www.babesoda.com/celinamcmanus/
People over-look the wonders they don’t know, what’s different. I think this is why I am here. I always eavesdropped the inaudible voices (to me) that spoke of a country right below my feet, and I tried to determine the spaces between los and las. I was at the Great Movie Ride in MGM. I […]
“There is no place safe in this increasingly small world.” “No place safe, indeed…” And I was drinking water, and I needed it, but I wanted not to want, and yet it is every part of me, the physicality of wonder at a sea, a paradox: I’ve seen the world, the world’s got nothing for […]
There is chocolate in the earth, but everyone’s too afraid to find it. She stares and salivates, but it’s all too much, the airplanes falling into the sea, her mother’s cough. How can she taste anything sweet? Start with dark, and work your way up from the moon. We wake up to […]
Some quotes about childhood that I like: “Children seem to think every pleasant thing has to be a surprise.” – Gilead, Marilynne Robinson “We are instinctive but deeply flawed risk assessors.” – I’m OK (tbp), Jarrod Green about children’s resilience and the importance of playing rough “Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.” […]
If I ever get discouraged about my writing life, in general, all I must do is listen to great music, read great books, look at great art, surround myself with great people and the life that surrounds me through nature and creatures, and I feel fortunate, in the least, that I am able to live […]
I think I switched from growing to dying at the bottom of a pool with no water, the summer was birthing, unaware yet of the singeing salt-stained residue of liquid air. When the summer was about to die, we swam in our undies in a full one, and I saw the two that weren’t really […]
195 days ago God save the dirt roads that lead to nowhere, the lines in your eyes when you stare into the light, and the ice cubes left at the bottom of a drink. They remind us of times we forgot to remember, but the remembering is sometimes the best part. The aftertaste of 3 […]