I have sea foam in my veins, I understand the language of waves.

Jean Cocteau, from Le Testament d’Orphée (Les Éditions Cinégraphiques, 1960)

The thing I love most about reading poetry and also writing it is that there’s this sense that maybe there is an answer and yet we know on some level that the answer is our own, that we project and inject those secrets and mysteries and answers in any text. Like religion. Like life. Poetry is ours and not ours.

Lisa Marie Basile, interviewed by Amelia Shroyer for Huffington Post (via bostonpoetryslam)

because i’ve lost myself.

1/365

 
somewhere along this journey i feel like i’ve completely fallen away from what taking photos is to me. a personal diary. my safe place. i’ve been just photographing to please others. which is good, making other people happy is great!
but what’s not so great is forgetting about myself in the chaos of it all.
so here goes nothing. i haven’t completed a 365 since 2011? or 2012?

because i’ve lost myself.

1/365

 

somewhere along this journey i feel like i’ve completely fallen away from what taking photos is to me. a personal diary. my safe place. i’ve been just photographing to please others. which is good, making other people happy is great!

but what’s not so great is forgetting about myself in the chaos of it all.

so here goes nothing. i haven’t completed a 365 since 2011? or 2012?

“This year taught me that my loneliness has more to do with myself than anyone else. The loneliest I will ever be is when I do not have the strength to love myself.”
—  Marianna Paige 

“This year taught me that my loneliness has more to do with myself than anyone else. The loneliest I will ever be is when I do not have the strength to love myself.”

Marianna Paige 

“You don’t ask people with knives in their stomachs what would make them happy; happiness is no longer the point. It’s all about survival; it’s all about whether you pull the knife out and bleed to death or keep it in.”
— Nick Hornby, How to Be Good 



Model: Michael NowlanPhoto by: Kirsten Gargan

“You don’t ask people with knives in their stomachs what would make them happy; happiness is no longer the point. It’s all about survival; it’s all about whether you pull the knife out and bleed to death or keep it in.”

— Nick Hornby, How to Be Good 

Model: Michael Nowlan
Photo by: Kirsten Gargan