alia / eighteen / los angeles
“as far as I'm concerned the only thing to do is sit in a room and get drunk”
No matter how much you feed the wolf, he keeps looking at the forest.
Over 2 light years across and over 2000 light years away from Earth: The Ghost Nebula (Hubble)
I could feel my heartbeat taking me down
And for the moment, I would sleep alright
I’m dealing with a selfish fear
To keep me up another restless night…
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836–1912)
The Roses of Heliogabalus (Detail)
Oil on canvas, 1888
In the wrong light anyone can look like a darkness.
Every Now and Then
“Every now and then I would feel a violent stab of loneliness. The very water I drank, the very air I breathed, would feel like long, sharp needles. The pages of a book in my hands would take on the threatening metallic gleam of razor blades. I could hear the roots of loneliness creeping through me when the world was hushed at four o’clock in the morning.”
—Haruki Murakami, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle