the secret impresses no one. the trick you use it for is everything.

[this piece to be read while listening to Midnight In A Perfect World, DJ Shadow] The above is a quote from Alfred Borden, played by the brilliant Christian Bale, from “The Prestige,” which I watched for the 33rd-ish time last night and *still* discovered something new. This movie has, more than anything, revealed the extent … More the secret impresses no one. the trick you use it for is everything.

the curious incident of the dog in the night-time

i dropped myself into the sea and drifted downward toward darkness and felt afraid, knowing the dark preceded deeper dark and that was atop utter darkness etc when a seahorse lit as if inflated with neon, surrounding me in purple light crossed my field of vision, not swimming as much as miming being jerked forward by cruel captors continuously. I though about mimes, … More the curious incident of the dog in the night-time

‘don’t try’

…reads the headstone marking Charles Bukowski’s grave. If you know this, huzzah, there — I may approve of your taste in literature. If you know what it means, or can figure it given the fact (this one) it’s not the last bile from all Buk’s drunken puking… Let’s marry sometime. If you have to make … More ‘don’t try’