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"But suicides have a special language.
Like carpenters they want to know which tools.
They never ask why build."source: excerpt from Anne Saxton’s beautiful poem, Wanting to Die | Permalink
"I don’t quite remember if I have truly been embraced by anyone - hugged intensely - ever in my life. Sure, there’re the loving and warm hugs of my mother I remember and the inadequate, obligatory, and deeply rooted in a pathetic culture of masculinity hugs of my father, but beyond that, I don’t think anyone has ever hugged me as if I were the last representative of an ended civilization. I don’t remember anyone ever running towards me from across a crowded place, throwing themselves at me; throwing and holding-on to the lapels of my coat until their fingers could no longer sustain the pull of gravity. I am writing this only because of a realization that, despite believing otherwise for a long time, I do actually have a dream - an aspiration. I long for a sustained hug, for a juvenile embrace, for the feeling of mattering."source: from my journal, Notes from the Bedroom, March, 2014 | Permalink
"I am only interested in people engaged in a project of self-transformation."source: Susan Sontag, As Consciousness Is Harnessed To Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980 (via katharinakrug) | Permalink
"This is a present from a small distant world, a token of our sounds, our science, our images, our music, our thoughts and our feelings. We are attempting to survive our time so we may live into yours. We hope someday, having solved the problems we face, to a join a community of galactic civilizations. This record represents our hope and our determination, and our good will in a vast and awesome universe."source: a note from Jimmy Carter along with other records of human life, exiting our solar system currently on spaceship Voyager. | Permalink