Air and Light and Time and Space

I’ve been considering getting a tattoo for a while. Settling on this. I have always adored the artwork of Hemingway’s first editions. This is also my favorite book of all time.  I didn’t want to get just words on my body so this is the logical choice. 

Fun fact: note how they spelled the title of his other works wrong on the first edition cover. It’s In Our Time not In Our Times View Larger

I’ve been considering getting a tattoo for a while. Settling on this. I have always adored the artwork of Hemingway’s first editions. This is also my favorite book of all time.  I didn’t want to get just words on my body so this is the logical choice. 

Fun fact: note how they spelled the title of his other works wrong on the first edition cover. It’s In Our Time not In Our Times


And she carried him, as the sea will carry a boat: with a slow, rocking and rising and falling motion, barely suggestive of the violence of the deep. They murmured and sobbed on this journey, he softly, insistently cursed. Each labored to reach a harbor: there could be no rest until this motion became unbearably accelerated by the power that was rising in them both.

James Baldwin - Another Country

I searched around and found no hint of this quote on the internet.  The beauty of Baldwin’s writing consistently stuns me and this is an example of that wonder.


I have a real soft spot for old country. Before it became horrible and poppy it was a very impressive form of art. Emmylou Harris proves me right here.


I’m sick of loving something I can’t have.

Give me something that wants me or give me nothing at all. I’m sick of the in between.  I want to want and be wanted or I want nothing.


and you invented me
and I invented you
and that’s why we don’t
get along
on this bed
any longer.
you were the world’s
greatest invention
until you
flushed me
away. now it’s your turn
to wait for the touch
of the handle.
somebody will do it
to you,
bitch,
and if they don’t
you will -
mixed with your own
green or yellow or white
or blue
or lavender
goodbye.

— Bukowski


Either/Or

Either/Or: a type of informal fallacy that involves a situation in which limited alternatives are considered, when in fact there is at least one additional option.

Popularized by Søren Kierkgaard who settles that the ultimate goal is to “discover a second face hidden behind the one you see”. Find it in yourself,find it in others. I don’t get people and I don’t trust people. This has been helping me think differently.


Looking for something that sticks around. Something constant. Something lovely. Something faithful. Something dependable.

This world is so fake.