Monday, June 30, 2014
"Yes, alone we are, deeply alone, and always, in store for us, a layer of loneliness even deeper. There is nothing we can do to dispose of that. No, loneliness shouldn’t surprise us, as astonishing to experience as it may be. You can try yourself inside out, but all you are then is inside out and lonely instead of inside in and lonely."
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
"One must shed the bad taste of wanting to agree with many. "Good" is no longer good when one's neighbor mouths it. And how should there be a "common good!" The term contradicts itself: whatever can be common always has little value. In the end it must be as it is and always has been: great things remain for the great, abysses for the profound, nuances and shudders for the refined, and, in brief, all that is rare for the rare."
Monday, June 9, 2014
"The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed."
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
"Please be with me.
Love me the way you do now, forever."
He wakes and checks. Again.
She's not there. Again.
Empty white sheets and a propped pillow.
Black underwear and fallen golden hair.
Tomorrow is another day,
For hope against hope.
As love is the play,
With a stage set... Theater in motion.
"You are the best man I have ever met.
I love you like nothing I've ever known."
He closes his eyes tight. Again.
She's there. Again.
Monday, June 2, 2014
"Above all, avoid lies, all lies, especially the lie to yourself. Keep watch on your own lie and examine it every hour, every minute. And avoid contempt, both of others and of yourself: what seems bad to you in yourself is purified by the very fact that you have noticed it in yourself. And avoid fear, though fear is simply the consequence of every lie. Never be frightened at your own faintheartedness in attaining love, and meanwhile do not even be very frightened by your own bad acts."