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Yet Another

We’re just going to keep going with this format for a while.  I’m contemplating what direction my “art” should take.  Missing the daily snaps… perhaps that will come back in some fashion.  In the meantime, you know what’s up:  A collection of photographs and quotations I have come across in the internet’s vast expanse.  As always, mouse over the picture for the artist’s name and click to check out their portfolios or other source/presence on the web.

  

And still I dare to love
the sound of the light in the hours of deadness
the color of time on a ruined wall.

In my eyes I’ve lost everything.
Asking is so far away. And so close, this knowledge of want.

~ Alejandra Pizarnik, from A Beggar’s Voice

 

The truth will set you free.  But not until it is finished with you.

David Foster Wallace, from Infinite Jest

regardless

the nights you fight best
are
when all the weapons are pointed
at you,
when all the voices
hurl their insults
while the dream is being
strangled.

the nights you fight best
are
when reason gets
kicked in the
gut,
when the chariots of
gloom
encircle
you.

the nights you fight best
are
when the laughter of fools
fills the
air,
when the kiss of death is
mistaken for
love.

the nights you fight best
are
when the game is
fixed,
when the crowd screams
for your
blood.

the nights you fight best
are
on a night like
this
as you chase a thousand
dark rats from
your brain,
as you rise up against the
impossible,
as you become a brother
to the tender sister
of joy and

move on

regardless.

~ Charles Bukowski

There’s no “correct path” to becoming a real artist… you’re an artist when you say you are.  And you’re a good artist when you make somebody else experience or feel something deep or unexpected.

~ Amanda Palmer, from The Art of Asking