"If someday the moon calls you by your name don’t be surprised,
Because every night I tell her about you."
John Zurier - ’Forgetfulness’
"I realize after his touch
he would know me
years from now, even
in the dark, even
without my skin."
Phil Memmer, “The Paleontologist’s Blind Date,” from Threat of Pleasure.
"Their faces I thought were knives.
The way they pointed them at me.
A hunter is someone who listens."
Anne Carson, ‘Plainwater’
Alan Cumming for Vanity Fair, April 2014
bare face/i am all sharp angles
What is hell? Walking the earth is punishment enough, 2014
"We don’t learn to love each other well in the easy moments. Anyone is good company at a cocktail party. But love is born when we misunderstand one another and make it right, when we cry in the kitchen, when we show up uninvited with magazines and granola bars, in an effort to say, I love you."
Shauna Niequist - ‘Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table, with Recipes’