“Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest. It’s about who walked into your life, said “I’m here for you” and proved it.” – Unknown
— Adam Savage
“A mirror has no power to show a monster unless that monster stands before it.” – Susan Kay, Phantom
You and I, concave facing
tinfoil underneath glass
the old method of preserving reflection
where no amount of mercury can be hidden.
we open our hearts and show them to the glass
the aluminum no longer present
where no amount of mercury is needed.
show me the image:
the laborious fool who lingers
the numb priestess who simpers
the sinister sorcerer who loiters
“To read a novel is to wonder constantly, even at moments when we lose ourselves most deeply in the book: How much of this is fantasy, and how much is real?”
— What Our Minds Do When We Read Novels by Orphan Pamuk
“Because,” he said, “I sometimes have a queer feeling with regard to you–especially when you are near to me, as now: it is if I had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly and inextricably knotted to a similar string situated in the corresponding quarter of your little frame. And If that boisterous Channel, and two hundred miles or so of land, come broad between us, I am afraid that cord of communion will be snapped; and then I’ve a nervous notion I should take to bleeding inwardly. As for you–you’d forget me.”
~Edward Rochester, Jane Eyre
“You’ve got to stand up and
take a look around you then a look way up to the sky.
And when your deepest thoughts are broken,
keep on dreaming boy, cause when you stop dreamin’ it’s time to die.”