This is my stage.
I find true beauty in honesty. And the Van Gogh of honesty, is being honest with yourself.
David Foster Wallace one wrote, Every love story is a ghost story.”
I spent years reading and re-reading his works. And I’ve spent some time trying to figure out what he really meant by that. It’s always felt hauntingly familiar to me. This is just conjecture and I don’t want to sound incredulous, but tonight I was thinking about it as I drove home on a moonless and ominously quiet night (see what I did there) and… I thought, “I think what he simply meant by every love story is a ghost story, is that you never truly know if it’s real.” Maybe it was just something you thought you saw, you thought you felt, as sometimes there’s no logical explanation to the feeling of love. Sometimes you just see ghosts. If you’ve ever had what you believed to be an unfailing love, fail, you may know what I’m intimating, and maybe what Wallace was suggesting.
#dfw #davidfosterwallace #everylovestoryisaghoststory #jeffreiter
(Last DFW-related post for a while, I promise.)
In a story David Foster Wallace wrote in college, “The Planet Trillaphon as It Stands in Relation to the Bad Things,” the protagonist describes depression like this: “Some people say it’s like having always before you and under you a huge black…
Ian Thomas, I Wrote This For You (via awdray)
“Love is the great intangible. In our nightmares, we can create beasts out of pure emotion. Hate stalks the streets with dripping fangs, fear flies down narrow alleyways on leather wings, and jealousy spins sticky webs across the sky. In daydreams, we can maneuver with poise, foiling an opponent, scoring high on fields of glory while crowds cheer, cutting fast to the heart of an adventure. But what dream state is love? Frantic and serene, vigilant and calm, wrung-out and fortified, explosive and sedate –love commands a vast army of moods. Hoping for victory, limping from the latest skirmish, lovers enter the arena once again. Sitting still, we are as daring as gladiators.”
― Diane Ackerman
Painting by Seth Couture
#art #painting #quote #love #ackerman #couture #sethcouture
Victor Hugo, Ninety-Three (via diveinme)