If you are an artist, exhausted by the effort your devotion can steal, remind yourself that the struggle is a part of the art.Thoughts #106 (via jamesandrewcrosby)
I was only photographing in words the reality of it all.― Charles Bukowski, Betting on the Muse: Poems and Stories
I will remember the kisses― Charles Bukowski
our lips raw with love
and how you gave me
everything you had
and how I
offered you what was left of
and I will remember your small room
the feel of you
the light in the window
our morning coffee
our noons our nights
our bodies spilled together
the tiny flowing currents
immediate and forever
your leg my leg
your arm my arm
your smile and the warmth
who made me laugh
― Charles Bukowski, Love is a Dog from Hell
“there is a loneliness in this world so great
that you can see it in the slow movement of
the hands of a clock.
people so tired
either by love or no love.
people just are not good to each other
one on one.
the rich are not good to the rich
the poor are not good to the poor.
we are afraid.
our educational system tells us
that we can all be
it hasn’t told us
about the gutters
or the suicides.
or the terror of one person
aching in one place
watering a plant.”
Art is to console those who are broken by life.Vincent van Gogh (via tocya)
magictransistor:Giovanni Battista Ferrari, Hesperides (Aurantium Flore Duplici), ca. 1646.
Detail : Andromache Mourning Hector. 1783. Jacques Louis David. French 1748-1825. oil/canvas.
a weekend of love and eye fancies.
You look so tired and unhappy
Bring down the government
They don’t, they don’t speak for us
I’ll take a quiet life
A handshake of carbon monoxide
Ken Price, Hawaiian Lava Lake, 2004