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you’re the f$*@ing best

In Uncategorized on July 11, 2010 at 1:53 am

A THING of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness…

– J. Keats

I’m a little obsessed with Keats right now. Just a little. It all started with my tearful viewing of Bright Star last Wednesday and here we are — with lines from Keats’ sonnet “You Say You Love” painted on my wall in Rockwood Jade interior paint.

I am ultimately stunned by one thing: his utter consumption (no pun intended) by his art. His life was poetry. Yet he was so in love with Fanny Brawne. But he didn’t ever think to occupy himself with a job that would provide her with some kind of financial stability. No, he decided to run around in the rain and catch actual consumption and then die in Italy alone. People like that – whose lives are so completely consumed with whatever they love the most – they just shock me so much.

Anyway none of that craziness turns me off from his poetry. I love it. On the one hand it’s really deep stuff — it’s very brilliant, he was a smart guy — but on the other it’s very honest, which I like. The poem I so tritely painted on my wall ends like this:

“O breathe a word or two of fire!
Smile, as if those words should burn be,
Squeeze as lovers should – O kiss
And in thy heart inurn me!
O love me truly!”

Delightful ?

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aren’t we just terrified?

In Drivel, Lists on December 31, 2009 at 4:23 am

my dear friend amanda, walkity walking

5 SONGS FOR RIGHT THIS SECOND

1. The District Sleeps Alone (The Postal Service)
-This song is pretty intense. I love the lyrics.

2. Just For Now (Imogen Heap)
-I don’t see how anyone can function in life without Imogen’s music. To me, it’s really fresh and clean and brutally honest. This song especially–it’s about Christmas and how it really is with your family during that time.

3. Closer (Kings of Leon)
-If I could have a song as a husband…

4. I’m On Fire (John Mayer)
-I love this song, and whilst my iTunes Library thinks I’ve listened to it 1.497 times, I am listening to this in moderation so I don’t get sick of it.

5. Roslyn (Bon Iver & St. Vincent)
-Specially from the New Moon soundtrack, this song is just so so so beautiful. Full of that terrifying angst, depression, and pointlessness I often succumb to this time of year. 🙂