A Grief Observed, by CS Lewis
“It doesn’t really matter whether you grip the arms of the dentist’s chair or let your hands lie in your lap. The drill drills on.”
“Feelings, and feelings, and feelings. Let me try thinking instead.”
"For a good wife contains so many persons in herself. What was [Joy] not to me? She was my daughter and my mother, my pupil and my teacher, my subject and my sovereign; and always, holding all these in solution, my trusty comrade, friend, shipmate, fellow-soldier. My mistress; but at the same time all that any man friend (and I have good ones) has ever been to me…"
Excerpt from There Is A Moment, by Alvin Pang
So much time is spent
denying its presence, fending
it off with words, holding
back the sea with sand
castles as the tide comes in,
treating it like a stranger.
But when I find it I will ask it
its name, so that when it arrives
I can greet it and we can meet
face to face, equal and unafraid.
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A general view shows residential estates in Hong Kong, where house prices are the highest in the world, on December 30, 2013.
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Detail of the Woods, by Richard Siken
I looked at all the trees and didn’t know what to do.
A box made out of leaves.
What else was in the woods? A heart, closing. Nevertheless.
Everyone needs a place. It shouldn’t be inside of someone else.
I kept my mind on the moon. Cold moon, long nights moon.
From the landscape: a sense of scale.
From the dead: a sense of scale.
I turned my back on the story. A sense of superiority.
Everything casts a shadow.
Your body told me in a dream it’s never been afraid of anything.
"We work in the dark - we do what we can - we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art."
There’s one thing I want to say, so I’ll be brave
You were what I wanted
I gave what I gave
I’m not sorry I met you
I’m not sorry it’s over
I’m not sorry there’s nothing to save
If my life had a soundtrack