Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The more we chase for money and power
The more discontent we become with ourselves.
The sadder we become
& the more disconnected we grow from our loved ones.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

In Japanese we have the word "suteki". Nowadays we usually use it to say "cool" or "nice", but the word is said to have many origins. One possible interpretation refers to the quality of being able to remain natural even in the face of an enemy. someone who can do that is supremely confident and strong.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Belle

"You are above reducing yourself for the sake of rank.
I pray that he would marry you without a penny to your name.
That is a man who would truly treasure you."


Belle

"See how my heart beats? I am utterly taken with you Ms Lindsey"
"Despite is such pronounced protestation from your brother"
"He cannot overlook your mother's origins as I do. Foolish. Why should anyone even pay her regards, when your better half has equipped you so well with loveliness and privilege?"
"What a lovely sound."
"You are unrelentingly cultured. Come, let's find it."

Thursday, 7 August 2014

I thought perhaps I was the uptight one.
that I was the zit on the nose,
the annoying little twit that needed so be slapped occasionally because I generally treated everything with disdainful facetiousness.
Standing firm but vulnerable, cracking from the inside.
These feet now have passed the test with aplomb, but hands dripping with blood from cracked fingernails and torn flesh.

The korean artist walks past me nonchalant, holding a painting of the city's skyline in both hands, lifting it in the air as he walks away from his friend.
the homeless man still greets me and wishes me "a good evening"
the mother still kisses her baby 
and I stand here, idiotic, mind racing.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

How Men Make Us Spend

"Let me give you my vision.
A man's right to work as he will,
to spend to spend what he earns,
to own property.
To have the state his servant & not his master.
These are the British inheritance.
They are the essence of a free economy.
& on that freedom all our other freedoms depend."

The Tree

Kid A: "How come you're not sad anymore?"
Kid B: "Well I have a choice to be happy, or sad.
& I chose to be happy
& I am happy."