I would love to say that you make me weak in the knees but to be quite upfront and completely truthful you make my body forget it has knees at all.
Derrick Brown, Love Language (via pureblyss)
Gary Snyder resting in a café near Daitoku-ji temple, where he studied zen. Kyoto, Japan, 1963. Photo by Allen Ginsberg.
I thought, “What a strange thing is man… like in the Bible it says, Who knoweth the spirit of man that looketh upward? This poor kid ten years younger than I am is making me look like a fool forgetting all the ideals and joys I knew before, in my recent years of drinking and disappointment, what does he care if he hasn’t got any money: he doesn’t need any money, all he needs is his rucksack with those little plastic bags of dried food and a good pair of shoes and off he goes and enjoys the privileges of a millionaire in surroundings like this. And what gouty millionaire could get up this rock anyhow? It took us all day to climb.”
And I promised myself that I would begin a new life.
“All over the West, and the mountains in the East, and the desert, I’ll tramp with a rucksack and make it the pure way.”
(Jack Kerouac on Gary Snyder, The Dharma Bums)
Your Fine Petting Duck - Devendra Banhart
I’m gonna write a letter to Francesca Woodman, because the only people I’d really like to talk to right now are in the realm of past ‘physical’ existence, and in order to keep them alive they must be remembered. And I feel like Allen and Jack would be busy on Fridays.
Second and third are my favorites! I love you, Francesca.
> Lay out
“Real things don’t frighten me just the ones in my mind do.”