Posted this before but I’m gonna repost it goddammit
I forgot about this.
Jesse Darling, Not Long Now (2014)
“I feel like human beings are basically adaptable and resilient, and I think we survive by doing this whole thing of shrugging off the rupture and embracing the damage as a necessary part of some longitudinal process in which there are no rights and wrongs as seen from space or whatever. That’s my strategy, anyway. Of course my survival strategy is inseparable from my philosophy of a lifeworld, so in that sense I’m an avatar for my own politics as far as it’s possible to be.
I take that pretty seriously somehow: to live your truth in the world and be the change you want to etc etc neoliberal-greeting-card-Facebook-banner-corporate-NGO-coffee-mug—you know the score. I’m into prototypes, though. Like before the truth became the cliché, somebody somewhere was out there shouting about that shit in the void.” — JD
The mayor’s a goof, Jully Black just finished a month of crossfit, Justin Bieber is being charged with a bunch of things, we got a new radio station that everyone’s listening to, it’s been sooooooo cold, the TTC is never on time, everything’s a new condo.
I like her mess and the way it bonds with mine. I like her faults and unworthy thoughts, how they scatter across her in waves. I guess I recognize the mess in me when we sink into each other with a melancholy sigh of relief. I don’t know, maybe I’ve been smoking too much, or I don’t sleep enough. Or do abstract paintings really touch you like that?"
Everything you love is here
and we no longer spoke
the same language.
I haven’t heard from you since."