When Presented with the Opportunity to Miss Someone…

The Kiss Gustav Klimt, 1907 - 08. ...point out his / her flaws if you knew that person was not good for you. I always miss the toxic ones the most. You know, the ones who have left me, or the ones who had whispered sweet nothings but still kept me so perfectly within the…

Obliteration as a Last Resort (and how this is completely, or even more than okay).

The Sea of Ice Caspar David Friedrich, 1823 - 24. Do you recall the split second between the moment when you slightly loosened your grip on that fragile object and the silence before the break? Starting from that specific brief wave of time, an overwhelming sense of emotion swallows all of us up, from dread…

Become the Prey to Your Passions…

Judith Slaying Holofernes Artemisia Gentileschi, 1614 - 18. ...and then let them kill you. Figuratively. At least, for most of us who are most likely not daredevils. It could be a swift, sudden motion abruptly announcing the end of your time, or death by a thousand cuts. Honestly, it's up to you. It's terrifying if…

Hanging by the Thread of Silence.

The Glass of Beer (Portrait of the Poet Sabartes) Pablo Picasso, 1901 - 2. There are instances when silence slits and slashes better than a sharpened knife. This is not one of those times. The current case is simple: my words are as scrambled as the fleeting clouds; my thoughts are erratically stabilized. I wish…