I THINK, TO GRAB AT THE STARS THAN TO SIT FLUSTERED BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOU CANNOT REACH THEM.
( A Real Shooting Star in Los Angeles, 2013)
If clouds are blocking the sun, there will always be a silver lining. (Matthew Quick, Silver Linings Playbook)
I need to accomplish something, even if it’s something dumb like finishing one of these goddamn library books I keep going out to get. Stacking them on my nightstand, fiddling them back & forth, back & forth from one hand to the other, reading & re-reading the front and back cover before diligently returning them to their metal box, perfectly intact and on time. Just one finished book, then it would start. One accomplishment would lead to another and another and another before there was a stack piling high up and past the sky and when he looked back, when he looked back at me if only for a second, all he would see were stacks and stacks of books. Library books of accomplishment. He would have no other choice but to turn around, come back and push a stack over just to see me again.
AT INCREDIBLE SPEED, TRAVELING DAY & NIGHT, THROUGH BLIZZARDS & DESERT HEAT, ACROSS TORRENTS, THROUGH NARROW PASSES. BUT WILL HE KNOW WHERE TO FIND YOU, RECOGNIZE YOU WHEN HE SEES YOU, GIVE YOU THE THING HE HAS FOR YOU?
(John Ashbery)(Window Reflections, LAX, 2013)
I MEAN OF COURSE EVERYONE WHO HAS TRIED TO CREATE SOMETHING WHICH WAS NOT HERE BEFORE HIM WITH NO OTHER TOOLS OR MATERIAL THAN THE UNCOMMERCIABLE ONES OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT.
(Faulkner)(Open Fist Theatre Company, Hollywood, CA 2012)
God, I love this quote & I loved this hike. Enough said.
(Lantau Peak, Hong Kong, 2007)