Stephen ShoreRoom 219, Florida, 1977

"We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?" Answer: that you are here; that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?"
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Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever. It’s like the tide going out, revealing whatever’s been thrown away and sunk: broken bottles, old gloves, rusting pop cans, nibbled fishbodies, bones. This is the kind of thing you see if you sit in the darkness with open eyes, not knowing the future.
Margaret Atwood

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Resistance is futile

"Hell is empty and all the devils are here." William Shakespeare
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"I think I’d most like to spend a day with Harry. I’d take him out for a meal and apologize for everything I’ve put him through." - J.K Rowling. 

Things I’m terrible at:

  • Living alone
  • Staying positive
  • Generally being a functional and successful member of society
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