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When I awoke my heart rattled these bones like thunder upon some cordial aspens breathing collectively, standing alone, but underground, roots tied deep and woven. My bark is no longer white soft, I fear you remember a younger tree, growing leaf skin, now withering on the branch, fear my limbs are now harsh and unmoving. I’ll show you the lover carved initials begging permanence where...
Mostly sad songs.
Love songs of sorts.
”Love is not only a feeling, love is a beauty. To commit yourself is to...– To the Wonder trailer, written and directed by Terrence Malick
I stole this chair for you, picked it up, pressed it through the doorway with my hands, my legs, put it in this corner I’ve named with your name. Placed a lamp behind to light your pages so you might read while I was still asleep, tea and coffee within your reach. I thought we’d stare at each other for hours in our two opposing corners, I thought these hanging Christmas...
"Pet Milk" by Stuart Dybek
Today I’ve been drinking instant coffee and Pet milk, and watching it snow. It’s not that I enjoy the taste especially, but I like the way Pet milk swirls in the coffee. Actually, my favorite thing about Pet milk is what the can opener does to the top of the can. The can is unmistakable—compact, seamless looking, its very shape suggesting that it could condense milk without any trouble. The...
I try to engage the world like I’m a good traveler. And to me the aspects of a...– Stephen J. Dietz, Professor of Playwriting & Screenwriting at the University of Texas-Austin. The Here and Now Art Form: April 13, 2012, at the Fifth Annual Undergraduate Ethics Symposium. (via depauwprindle)
Everybody loses the thing that made them. It’s even how it’s...– Hushpuppy, Beasts of the Southern Wild
For the animals that didn’t have a dad to put them in a boat, the end of...– Hushpuppy, Beasts of the Southern Wild
The whole universe depends on everything fitting together just right. If one...– Hushpuppy, Beasts of the Southern Wild
All the time, everywhere, everything’s hearts are beating and squirting,...– Hushpuppy, Beasts of the Southern Wild
I hope you die and after you die I’ll go to your grave and eat birthday...– Hushpuppy, Beasts of the Southern Wild
When daddy kill me I won’t be forgotten. I’m recording my story for...– Beasts of the Southern Wild
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Hushpuppy: You gonna be dead?
Hushpuppy: You gonna leave me alone?
Wink: No, I ain't gonna leave you alone.
Hushpuppy: Cause if you be gone, I be gone too.
Wink: No, that's not how it work.
Out of Bulgaria, the great wild roar of the artillery thunders, resounds on the mountain ridges, rebounds, then ebbs into silence while here men, beasts, wagons and imagination all steadily increase; the road whinnies and bucks, neighing; the maned sky gallops; and you are eternally with me, dear, you abide forever — still, motionless, mute, like an angel stunned to silence by death or a...
You are consumed with what you try to hide.– Theramenes, Phedre
What heart has ever been too brave to be vanquished by Venus?– Theramenes, Phedre
Oh Madam, do reject such needless fear. Look with an easier eye on your...– Phèdre
Now What Is Love
Now what is Love, I pray thee, tell? It is that fountain and that well Where pleasure and repentance dwell; It is, perhaps, the sauncing bell That tolls all into heaven or hell; And this is Love, as I hear tell. Yet what is Love, I prithee, say? It is a work on holiday, It is December matched with May, When lusty bloods in fresh array Hear ten months after of the play; And this is Love, as I...
There has to be passion. There’s simply no other way to approach this...– Woody Gwyn
I don’t believe in, Whoops, I almost got it right.– Stan Topol
By listening you comfort another person.– Yogi Tea
Practice kindness, compassion, and caring.– Yogi tea
The best way of life is to be, simply be.– Yogi Tea
Real happiness lies in that which never comes nor goes, but simply is.– Yogi Tea
The art of happiness is to serve all.– Yogi Tea
Feel good, be good, and do good.– Yogi Tea
Letter to Whitman (26 January 2013)
Dear Whitman, I’m sorry I haven’t written in such a long time. To be honest, I haven’t written because I’m in some sort of transition in my life, so I’m finding it a bit difficult to give you any advice, because I don’t really have any clue as to whether or not I’m on the right track. I’m just trying to become the best young woman I can be. (And...
My music on sound cloud →
I’ve started this collection of iphone piano recordings, so I figured it was about time to put them someplace. My goal is to record a cover a week. I’m also in songwriting class, so you might find a few original pieces on there too. If you have any requests, let me know.
I’m not the way I am because of what I dreamt and remembered about my aunt...– The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
An email I sent at the conclusion of this term
Dearest Professors, If you are receiving this email, somewhere in the past four years, you have become part of my experience at DePauw. You may have taught me how to identify organic compounds through NMR, run gels with me, collect goopy soil samples at the nature park with me for microbiology research. You may have taught me the technique of catching a swallowtail butterfly or how to force them...
I’m going to be thinking of “Thinking of you,” all day.
God, I'm turning into a romantic.
Sabrina: I can't understand what's the matter with me. I went away to grow up and I thought I had grown up. I guess I haven't, really. I just got myself a new hairdo, that's all. Please say something.
Linus: Like what?
Sabrina: I don't know. Tell me I'm imagining things. Tell me you never thought of taking me on the boat to Paris with you. Tell me to put on my coat and go home before I make a complete fool of myself. Don't let me go home. I couldn't bear it. This is the last time we'll see each other. I'll behave. I'm alright now.
Sabrina: Suppose you meet someone on the boat, the very first day out? A perfect stranger.
Linus: I have a better suppose, Sabrina. Suppose I were ten years younger. Suppose you weren't in love with David. Suppose I asked you to... I suppose I'm just talking nonsense.
Sabrina: I suppose so.
My cover of Nico Vega’s Iron Man. (Ries...