Little Expressionless Animals
From The Paris Review, Spring 1988, Issue No. 106
"It’s 1976. The sky is low and full of clouds. The grey clouds are bulbous and wrinkled and shiny. The sky looks cerebral. Under the sky is a field, in the wind. A pale highway runs beside the field. Lots of cars go by. One of the cars stops…
Still my favorite.
'Well, my dreams were to make the kids dance, you know? That’s the only reason I’m in this business - to make kids happy and make kids dance.'
- Johnny Thunders interview 1982 (x)
You are not broken. You break again
and again because
that’s what breaking means.
To be whole.
Brenda Shaughnessy, from “Replaceable Until You’re Not”
Human Dark with Sugar (Copper Canyon Press, 2008)
" And certainties are the things that most harden the human soul. Certainties trap our souls, they leave us without the desire to try different things, without access to newness. To make mistakes is to be free, to open the gamut of possibilities. When we give up certainties we liberate our being so that it may reinvent itself"
- Cao Guimarães
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