WRITERS (With Soul) & LOVERS (in Pain).

I just found this in a pile of some old drafts…  there’s nothing better than a good quote, even if it’s spam.

Writers are melancholy people. They live in depressing apartments and eat beans. They drink and get cirrhosis and get committed and commit suicide. They write as a roundabout way to tell their demons to fuck off. They don’t make any money, they don’t have very many good friends and they don’t celebrate holidays because they don’t have families because they don’t know how to love or be loved or how to not be in pain. 

 

Every work is another hemorrhage. Few can cut it, just like not everyone looks right in ripped jeans and an old CBGB shirt.

Spam. Does some bored 13-year-old computer whiz write this shit out? I actually think this one is a masterpiece. But it’s spam. These things spread like a herpes virus and end up in some kind of cyber dung pile created by annoyed bloggers and other computer hackers. The typos are part of the charm.

I caught the last bus.That might be in your favorThat’s a terrific idea!I am so full that I would burst with another bite.Your hand feels cold.After a pause he continued his story.He is capable of any crime.They are arguing over who should pay the bill.I have been putting on weight.Patience is a mark of confidence.

One spam comment called me a “dancing trickster.” What the hell? And with that, I’ll be working on my next piece about love, like everything worth anything in life. ❤


images-5“I’m not frightened. I’m not frightened of anything. The more I suffer, the more I love. Danger will only increase my love. It will sharpen it, forgive its vice. I will be the only angel you need. You will leave life even more beautiful than you entered it. Heaven will take you back and look at you and say: Only one thing can make a soul complete and that thing is love.” ~Friedrich Schiller, Love and Intrique

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“Loretta, I love you. Not like they told you love is, and I didn’t know this either, but love don’t make things nice – it ruins everything. It breaks your heart. It makes things a mess. We aren’t here to make things perfect. The snowflakes are perfect. The stars are perfect. Not us. Not us! We are here to ruin ourselves and to break our hearts and love the wrong people and die. The storybooks are bullshit. Now I want you to come upstairs with me and get in my bed!” ~Johnny Cammareri, Moonstruck

“Somewhere someone is thinking of you. Someone is calling you an angel. This person is using celestial colors to paint your image. Someone is making you into a vision so beautiful that it can only live in the mind. Someone is thinking of the way your breath escapes your lips when you are touched. How your eyes close and your jaw tightens with concentration as you give pleasure a home. These thoughts are saving a life somewhere right now. In some airless apartment on a dark, urine stained, whore lined street, someone is calling out to you silently and you are answering without even being there. So crystalline. So pure. Such life saving power when you smile. You will never know how you have cauterized my wounds. So sad that we will never touch. How it hurts me to know that I will never be able to give you everything I have.”

imgresI, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.” ~Anais Nin

The_Little_Prince_by_Mar_ka“You’re beautiful, but you’re empty…One couldn’t die for you. Of course, an ordinary passerby would think my rose looked just like you. But my rose, all on her own, is more important than all of you together, since she’s the one I’ve watered. Since she’s the one I put under glass, since she’s the one I sheltered behind the screen. Since she’s the one for whom I killed the caterpillars (except the two or three butterflies). Since she’s the one I listened to when she complained, or when she boasted, or even sometimes when she said nothing at all. Since she’s my rose.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Lewis and Aslan SMALLER“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.” ~C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

images-4“…and when one of them meets the other half, the actual half of himself, whether he be a lover of youth or a lover of another sort, the pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy and one will not be out of the other’s sight, as I may say, even for a moment…” ~Plato, The Symposium

 

❤ ❤ ❤

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Anne Clendening is an L.A. chick, born and raised. She is a writer of creative nonfiction and other sordid tales of life, love and other L.A. adventures.

One thought on “WRITERS (With Soul) & LOVERS (in Pain).”

  1. I want to burst into tears as the strings of my heart ping with the tone of each of these words perfect with such imperfection of the truth real harsh truth that life love and pain all exist for in our creation, I thank you sending you thank yous thank you for you sharing your words and collection have comforted me and given this a great moment of peace

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