sos una chica triste con los dedos de los pies abrazando el borde de la terraza enrejada

sos una chiquita torpe en las hamacas voladoras, enojada por no poder soltarse la traba

sos un corazón que arde de envidia de lo que denosta sobreactuado

sos unos ojos grandes que engullen los otros ojos que tienen enfrente

sos el calce perfecto de un vestido: un camino de cornisa

sos un mar de lágrimas de dulzura de entender la intención secreta en la travesura

sos dura y angulosa, un uniforme que miente “sé lo que estoy haciendo”

sos una frente de piel de durazno que recibe un beso condescendiente

sos una elipsis de pelos, una palidez disfrazada de vergüenza perenne

sos abrazos con perfume a melón que regalás con frecuencia banal

sos un coro de agudos, un hospital de agudos sonriente

sos la que pide perdón al que la ofende y castiga a aquel de quien su vida depende

sos una yegua regalada a la que todos le miran los dientes

“After the first glass of vodka
you can accept just about anything
of life even your own mysteriousness
you think it is nice that a box
of matches is purple and brown and is called La Petite and comes from Sweden
for they are words that you know and that is all you know words not their feelings or what they mean and you write because you know them not because you understand them because you don’t you are stupid and lazy and will never be great but you do what you know because what else is there?”

  - F. O’Hara

"" Waitest thou for one second , Lord. What about “blessed art thou comfortable”, or “blessed art thou which havest good jobs, a modest house in the suburbs, and a yearly vacation to the Florida Gulf Coast?”
And Jesus said unto them, “Apologies, my brothers, but those did not maketh the cut.” “"

The one thing Christians should stop saying


“I believe that you are sincere and good at heart. If you do not attain happiness, always remember that you are on the right road, and try not to leave it. Above all, avoid falsehood, every kind of falsehood, especially falseness to yourself. Watch over your own deceitfulness and look into it every hour, every minute. Avoid being scornful, both to others and to yourself. What seems to you bad within you will grow purer from the very fact of your observing it in yourself. Avoid fear, too, though fear is only the consequence of every sort of falsehood. Never be frightened at your own faint-heartedness in attaining love. Don’t be frightened overmuch even at your evil actions. I am sorry I can say nothing more consoling to you, for love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared with love in dreams. Love in dreams is greedy for immediate action, rapidly performed and in the sight of all. Men will even give their lives if only the ordeal does not last long but is soon over, with all looking on and applauding as though on the stage. But active love is labour and fortitude, and for some people too, perhaps, a complete science. But I predict that just when you see with horror that in spite of all your efforts you are getting farther from your goal instead of nearer to it—at that very moment I predict that you will reach it and behold clearly the miraculous power of the Lord who has been all the time loving and mysteriously guiding you.”

— The Elder Zossima to Madame Hohlakov, in The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky

you lie because it makes you feel free. this is a prison.
― C. Siehl