Society Is a Hole
Sonic Youth


Sonic Youth- Society Is a Hole

❝ Je lis la nuit, jusqu’à trois, quatre heures du matin : l’obscurité, le noir autour de soi, ça ajoute beaucoup à la passion absolue qui s’établit entre le livre et nous. Vous ne trouvez pas ? La lumière du jour disperse les intensités en quelque sorte. ❞
Marguerite Duras (via laceremoniedesadieux)

Wind of Change


Wind of Change by Scorpions.


Bruno Bernardi

Christy Turlington with Rei Kawakubo in “Trionfa la Moda Italiana in Giappone, un Pease Tra Passato e Futuro” for Vogue Italia November 1990, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier & styled by Anna Dello Russo.

❝ We lie all our life long, especially indeed, perhaps only, to those people who love us. ❞
Marcel Proust, The Fugitive, trans. Moncrieff, Kilmartin, and Enright

Map of Paris (1937)

❝ Even if it means oblivion, friends, I’ll welcome it, because it won’t be nothing. We’ll be alive again in a thousand blades of grass, and a million leaves ; we’ll be falling in the raindrops and blowing in the fresh breeze ; we’ll be glittering in the dew under the stars and the moon out there in the physical world, which is our true home and always was. ❞
The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman (via lupevensies)

The truth is, I was bored.
My mother blissing ahead of me, rosebuds rising in her footsteps,
And I skulking behind, thinking,
Oh look. She walks in beauty.

Her power could boil rivers, if she chose.
She doesn’t choose. She scatters
Heliotrope behind her.

And me, I’ve no powers. I think she’d like
A decorative daughter. A link to the humans
She feeds with her scattered wheat.
A daughter wed to a swineherd’s just the thing
To show that Demeter’s a down-to-earth
Kind of goddess.

Do you know what swineherds talk about?
Diseases of, ways to cook;
“That ‘un’s got no milk for ‘er shoats;
Him, there, he’s got boggy trotters.”

And when he leaned in, smiling,
While we sat in a bower sagged with Mother’s honeysuckle,
When he said, “Now,
My herd’s growing and I’m thinking I could feed a wife—”
That’s when I snapped, I howled, I ran.

And when a hole opened up, a beautiful black, in all the pastels of my mother’s sowing.
Let me fix the lie: Nobody grabbed, nobody pulled.
I jumped.

I thought it was a tiny earthquake,
Thought I was killing myself,
Starting a long journey to Hades.
It was a more direct trip
Than I’d imagined—
I landed in his lap.

He just looked at me, said “Well,”
And kept driving his chariot down,
Flicked his leather reins near my face.
He did not give me flowers.
He never spoke of pigs.

Didn’t speak much at all. Just took me down in darkness
And did dark things.
I liked them.

I stumbled through his grey gardens, after,
Sore and smiling.
And the gardener said, “Little girl,
Little sunlit flower,
You belong in the world above.
Trust that they’ll come for you,
But while you wait
Don’t eat the food of the dead, for it will trap you here.”
And I said give me the fucking fruit.

But when I ate I could hear her howling,
See her spreading winter on the world.
My poor mother, who missed me after all;
My poor swineherd, starving.
Huddled up for warmth with the few he hadn’t eaten.

I spat out half the seeds.

So now I suffer through the summers,
Smile at the swineherd who tells me
Which shoat is off its feed.
Smile at my mother and walk behind her.
My powers have come to me now, and in her candy-colored wake I scatter
Sundew and flytrap, nettles and belladonna.

I smile and wait for November,
For when I come back to you.
Your clever cold hands and your hard black boots.
I don’t ask what the leather is made from.
I don’t think I want to know.

Persephone Lied (via etida)