The beauty you see in me
is a reflection of you
Title: Feels Like We Only Go Backwards Artist: Tame Impala 59,313 plays
Every part of me says “go ahead”
I got my hopes up again, oh no not again…
Title: Marrow Artist: St. Vincent 14 plays
I wish I had a gentle mind and a spine made up of iron.
Until you get comfortable with being alone, you’ll never know if you’re choosing someone out of love or loneliness.
Title: The Party Artist: St. Vincent 26 plays
I sit transfixed by a hole in your t-shirt
Oh I’ve said much too much and they’re trying to sweep up
Darren Waterston - Remote Futures (2012)
Sometimes I forget to listen. I forget to let a friend be. To tell their whole story and paint their full heart into the air. I’m too eager to respond with a fix, a solution, a plan. I interrupt the art. I look for a pause to jump in and offer all sorts of articulate banter, when this isn’t what they want. They just want to speak until they’re out of breath, and then meet eyes and feel like they’re okay and understood and not alone. It’s a beautiful thing, and I want to let it happen. I want to let them finish painting in their own words. And then maybe I will understand.