25 July 2012

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.

-marilyn monroe.

crossposted literally everywhere because I need to remember this. 

pictures of pictures

22 July 2012

seriously the coolest illustrations

found on tumblr by Jill Colbert.

I picked pink ones to show here (you know how I feel about pink)... but she has some gorgeous other colour palates and even monochrome stuff. Incredibly creepy, cool, & beautiful. The way the colour bleeds through the page is amazing. Love. 

20 July 2012

16 July 2012


-anne sexton. 

12 July 2012

on weird photo apps & seeing john ashbery read.

I ventured out to Poet's House this evening to see/hear the illustrious John Ashbery read some of this recent/new work. I like Poet's House a lot, but I get there rarely as it is something of a trek from my place in BK.
I wouldn't say I'm a huge John Ashbery fan (I realised today that I don't actually own any of his books) but he is the single most famous poet... probably ever. He's won every major award. & sure, he is another white dude in the sea of white dudes that is the realm of literature, but I still feel like you gotta give credit where credit is due.
The reading was very nice indeed... even though I was relegated to the upstairs "video feed" version because the auditorium was full.

before the upstairs really got crowded. 

The best parts were the following:
  1. I was almost hit by a cab crossing River Terrace to get to Poet's House. This was the cab John Ashbery was riding in.
  2. Waiting by the elevator I ended up standing beside the man himself! The following conversation was overheard:
John Ashbery's Assistant: "There's a wheelchair right there John, do you want it?"
John Ashbery: "Hell no!"
So now I can say I stood next to John Ashbery & was nearly killed by his taxi.

In other news, I got a photo app which allows me to make really weird pictures like this:


Carl Jung

"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed."

06 July 2012

"it is difficult 
to get the news from poems
                          yet men die miserably every day
                                                 for lack
of what is found there."

-William Carlos Williams,
Asphodel, That Greeny Flower

I'm obsessed with this photo of cher:

and this photo of winona ryder:

more obsessions on tumblr.

01 July 2012

"I am in the subway

it smells of gasoline.

this really happened."

-journal entry, last night.