That it is permissible to want.
That everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else. That this isn’t necessarily perverse.
That there might not be angels, but there are people who might as well be angels.
That God speaks and acts entirely through the vehicle of human beings, if there is a God.
That God might regard the issue of whether you believe there’s a God or not as fairly low on his/her/its list of things s/he/it’s interested in re you."
— David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
— Joseph Heller, Catch- 22.
Antoine Bruy, Staged Desires
When did the tumbler
of water, bedside, fill
with dust? When did you
learn you were a riverbed
no river would touch?"
— Andrea Cohen, “Bedside”
Rachel Bussières, Specimen
opacity: the earthen body.
The dark body: a beast to see
and a blind to see all dark beasts from:
objection for sight to revel in:
— A.F. Moritz, “The Eye”
me about anything:
— Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being