There is courtship, and there is hunger. I suppose there are grips from which...– Mary Szybist (via youarebonbon)
Me: It requires soul searching.
Him: I don't know that I've ever done any real soul searching. I've done a lot of surface searching.
You’re an elitist and yet entirely uncertain of yourself. You hide your desires in what you perceive to be a more appropriate form. You are peering around the corner because you’ve placed a mirror on the diagonal in front of you and you try to slip on this person, that’s a bit more appropriate, that weeps when sad and sleeps when tired, but you keep crying out of exhaustion and find you’re quite...
It did not end while it was still in the middle.– Lydia Davis
Me: Confidence is elusive.
Him: Everything is elusive so put your hands back in your pocket exhausted. Go to sleep. Try not to try tomorrow. Try to take all these pieces and rearraneg them the way our dreams do and then tie your shoes tightly. Run.
Really Smuckers? How did you manage to get so much processed crap into a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? It’s the simplest of delicacies. Use whole wheat bread and don’t bleach the flour. White food looses more of its appeal everyday (except for maybe coconut milk when it’s in curry and no longer white). Grind some peanuts. Don’t add anything. Nuts are brilliant and...
Women’s diaries from the nineteenth century reveal a heavy preoccupation with...– Joan Jacobs Brumberg
Things that bridge gaps: Love—including, but not limited to, adoration, addiction, and intrigue Transportation—including, but not limited to, public, private, and self-propelled Money—including, but not limited to, debt Communication—including and limited to that which is mutual and poly-sided In that order.
It is June. I am tired of being brave.– Anne Sexton
musings and other notes on what to bring
I found the safety of my dancing body; something that I’ve come to know well and trust when I didn’t know what else I could trust. That safety seemed well established from early on in the semester and I used it to make things. To make an evolving physicality. To make a sense of betterment. To push through space. To literally and figuratively change perspectives by turning things upside down. And...