Just watched the Innovation of Loneliness video. All I can say is this: HOLY SHIT.
I mean, it’s so simple, but it still blew my mind: “I share, therefore I am.”
It makes me wonder about our lives and our relationships.
Are we simply voyeurs now? Are we living for an audience to reassure ourselves that we have value?
Are we really having conversations, or are we just “connecting?”
Do the people we “know” merely validate our existence? Or do they enrich our lives?
And in our effort to feel less lonely, have we just broadened the divide between us, like dead stars dark and cold hanging in the vacant stretch of space?
This has given me A LOT to think about.
— Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet (via perfect)
it’s what I carved into the wall
after smashing my head against
it for three hours.
it was the sound I made
after I pulled my hair out
and watched it dance down the
almost is the word that almost
almost is in my teeth
and my mouth is bleeding
the shape of your name.
I almost fucking lost it
when you left.
I almost didn’t make it, this time.
when my mom stopped by
to check on me
I almost let her cradle me like
a child on the floor of the living room.
I almost bit my tongue so hard
I couldn’t see straight.
when you touched me
it felt like forever.
you told me you wanted to stay here
until the building collapsed around us.
I almost had you.
I felt you under my fingernails.
almost tried to keep you there.
I almost felt your lips
when I kissed another person
one sloppy night in December.
I almost went to see an exorcist
about my apartment.
I almost destroyed my kitchen.
I almost drove to your house
just to look at how you moved
I almost started believing in God
just so I had someone to talk to
I almost hate you.
I almost called
to tell you that."
How can the sea
love the moon?
All he does is drag
her thrashing body
up and down his