Thursday, January 19, 2012

If you love something...

you are a person with a
mouth and eyes
that i would
crumple galaxies to
be close to

It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross

You can never really know someone completely. That’s why it’s the most terrifying thing in the world, really—taking someone on faith, hoping they’ll take you on faith too. It’s such a precarious balance, It’s a wonder we do it at all. And yet.. Libba Bray

I am very emotionally attached to the Moon. It’s a bit inconceivable. 

She’s mad, but she’s magic.
Charles Bukowski

Are you mine?
My heart?
Mine anymore?
Stay with me for awhile
That’s an awfully real gun
I know life will lay you down
As the lightning has lately done
"Only Skin", Joanna Newsom

Part of me is made of glass, and also, I love you.
Nicole Krauss, "The History of Love"

If you love something, set it free.
And then take another deep breath, make yourself a cup of tea, and try to get some sleep.

I'm reminded of doing Music at uni, and reading about Joni Mitchell. One day, so long ago, tucked away in a corner, I read that she had given her baby up for adoption. I can't quote it exactly, but it went something along the lines up a child; it leaves a deep hole in a woman.
I drew a lot of courage from that.
I'm sorry I can't quote it exactly, just now.
But it's related with a tremendous amount of faith, and love.


StrangeBird said...

Beautiful things don't just happen... but YOU make them.

Unknown said...

This is so lovely my dad played lots of joni mitchell for me xx

Australian Fashion Review Blog - Gems said...

I love Carl Sagan - I went to a scientific entertainment talk in the UK recently, called 'The Uncaged Monkeys' and at the end they plays Sagan's speech about the 'Little Blue Dot' and a lump formed in my throat and tears filled my eyes. It was very moving.
Gems :)

Unknown said...


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