Saturday, February 12, 2011

words are never enough

"' A mountain climber, maybe she starves and freezes, exhausted and in pain for days, and climbs all the way to the top. And maybe she's changed by that, but all she has to show for it is her story.
'But me,' Brandy says, still in the bathroom doorway, still looking at her chipped nail polish, 'I'm making the same mistake only so much worse, the pain...and in the end my whole body is my story.'"

-Invisible Monsters , Chuck Palahniuk

photo: Francesca Woodman

Friday, February 11, 2011

would you wear my eyes?

"My body is a torn mattress,
Disheveled throbbing place
For the comings and goings
Of loveless transients.
The whole of me
Is an unfinished room
Filled with dank breath
Escaping into gasps to nowhere
Before completely objective mirrors.
I have shot myself with my eyes,
but death refused my advances.
I have walked on my walls each night
Through strange landscapes in my head

...I can't go out anymore.
I shall sit on my ceiling.
Would you wear my eyes?"

-Bob Kaufman

photos: Francesca Woodman