Tuesday, June 12, 2012

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion." // thoreau

Friday, June 10, 2011

“Too many nights now I’ve slipped out of bed, disturbed by either a string of words, a fizzing sensation deep within me, like electricity, or an approaching precipice. Often when the Moon is full, my life expands with it. Something within me expands with it. This is the precipice I continue noticing, something breathing me, expanding me. I cannot sleep when I notice this precipice approach. It’s too exciting. Soon, I know that I will be free-diving off the edge of some cliff again, and that if I sleep, my dreams will be peppered with purple grass and riverbeds, the owl and the pussycat, their mossy boat, runaway cutlery, beautiful faces.” - Sophie Ward