civetta

“We were together. I forget the rest.”

{motto}

i first came across this {phrase? saying?} in jenny holzer’s installation.  it sort of speaks for itself, but i will add that while i do love things {hello, this is a blog about things}, i do struggle with that incessant wanting. of all stripes.

the last image is the tattoo of tobias wang, a young artist who recently commited suicide. he was so smitten with holzer’s installation that when he met her, he had her write it out and then had it exactly duplicated on his arm.  a few years later she said, “if i had known he was going to have it tattooed, my handwriting would have been better.”

i know this is a little darker than my usual postings, but what can i say? it’s just one of those days. and, i might add, this isn’t necessarily dark. thoughts?

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This entry was posted on July 11, 2010 by .

Jessica Clare

Preschool teacher, writer, trouble maker.

LIVES: Seattle. By way of Santa Fe, San Francisco, and NYC.
LOVES: John
DAYDREAMS:Strong coffee. Gourmet magazine. Stinky cheese. Date night with new strappy heels. Green chile. Going back to India. Unabashed displays of love. Vegetable gardens. Clean sheets. Unruly stacks of books. Breaking Bad marathons. Writing like Joan Didion ,Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Joseph Stroud. Cookbooks. French 75s. Sequins with jeans. Leaving love notes.
BELIEVES: “A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner security.” Albert Einstein “The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love.” St. Teresa of Avila “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances without own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” Joseph Campbell

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