The most fundamental act a living organism undertakes is observation.

There is a relationship between the sentient and the inert. To exist and to be experienced, witnessed, enjoyed even.

Life is probably purposeless; a happy accident; a beautiful anomaly. But the ability to observe and to experience this universe, to communicate with it, to exchange with the other anomalies, gives us meaning. And it is our legacy. Even the smallest act of observation alters this place. We make it better. Make it worse. Blow shit up, love each other, pump beautiful music into billions of lightyears of empty space. This is life and we are nothing more than a witness, a testimony to the beauties and the tragedies of our reality. Write your stories. Take your pictures. Find a woman. Find a man. Find a half and half that’ll do you for cheap. To experience is our pursuit, to wander, to change.

What is life all about? Voyeurism and exhibitionism, and we’re all perverts. So enjoy the hell out of it.

- MrsShrodingersBox

@2 years ago with 2 notes
#poetry #prose #writing #written word 

"To love life, to love it even
when you have no stomach for it
and everything you’ve held dear
crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
your throat filled with the silt of it.
When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
thickening the air, heavy as water
more fit for gills than lungs;
when grief weights you like your own flesh
only more of it, an obesity of grief,
you think, How can a body withstand this?
Then you hold life like a face
between your palms, a plain face,
no charming smile, no violet eyes,
and you say, yes, I will take you
I will love you, again."

The Thing Is, Ellen Bass
@3 years ago with 1 note
#poetry #lit #beautiful 

"This poem isn’t actually about religion. It is kind of irrelevant to the piece whether or not you believe in God or a God or anything like that. That’s not the point…"

@2 years ago with 1 note
#nostalgia #video #poetry 
The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Barry

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Barry

@3 years ago with 11 notes
#poetry 

The most fundamental act a living organism undertakes is observation.

There is a relationship between the sentient and the inert. To exist and to be experienced, witnessed, enjoyed even.

Life is probably purposeless; a happy accident; a beautiful anomaly. But the ability to observe and to experience this universe, to communicate with it, to exchange with the other anomalies, gives us meaning. And it is our legacy. Even the smallest act of observation alters this place. We make it better. Make it worse. Blow shit up, love each other, pump beautiful music into billions of lightyears of empty space. This is life and we are nothing more than a witness, a testimony to the beauties and the tragedies of our reality. Write your stories. Take your pictures. Find a woman. Find a man. Find a half and half that’ll do you for cheap. To experience is our pursuit, to wander, to change.

What is life all about? Voyeurism and exhibitionism, and we’re all perverts. So enjoy the hell out of it.

- MrsShrodingersBox

2 years ago
#poetry #prose #writing #written word 
2 years ago
#nostalgia #video #poetry 
"To love life, to love it even
when you have no stomach for it
and everything you’ve held dear
crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
your throat filled with the silt of it.
When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
thickening the air, heavy as water
more fit for gills than lungs;
when grief weights you like your own flesh
only more of it, an obesity of grief,
you think, How can a body withstand this?
Then you hold life like a face
between your palms, a plain face,
no charming smile, no violet eyes,
and you say, yes, I will take you
I will love you, again."
The Thing Is, Ellen Bass
3 years ago
#poetry #lit #beautiful 
The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Barry
3 years ago
#poetry