Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Fish. Phish.



Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, The Skate, 1728, Stingray Photobomb, 2007

Sunday, 5 January 2014

stick/stuck


"Perhaps the original person does lose his identity. But there may be other ways to do this than to die. One other way might be to multiply. To regard these as the same is to confuse nought with two."
-Derek Parfit, Personal Identity


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Gremlins costume, Stepbrothers, Adolf von Menzel, Annette Messager, Mikhail Vrubel, Demon Seated in a Garden, 1890, Mysterious Skin, Mikhail Vrubel. Pearl Oyster 1904, Maury Gortemiller, Mysterious Skin, Repulsion, Hausu stills, Horrors of Malformed Men,Phyllis Galembo, Vito Acconci, 


Friday, 3 January 2014

Little Deaths: Small Term Solutions to Suicide



The Incredulity of Saint Thomas - Detail - Caravaggio 1601-02

tw: suicide, depression

Playing with a pet is not enough, and perhaps you don't own a pet. Or I don't. I don't know. Taking a walk is not right either. I don't have a lawn to trim, and if I do, I do not care to. Suicide is a long term solution to a short term problem. But if executed properly it can be a short term solution to a long term problem. That makes no sense, but stay with me. What depression needs is a little death (a little suicide). Napping is a little death, staying in bed all day is a slightly bigger little death, falling asleep in a bath with the lights out is a little death. Sometimes self care does not work you (I) just need to die. But that death does not to be of the ugly kind. Make it a little death. And then come back like Christ. They can poke at your absence if they like, and they will, and that is not a bad thing. Not the worst thing.I have died a lot of little deaths to avoid a big one and when I sleep my bed is a little grave and daisies come out of my mouth. It is very nice, much nicer than slitting my throat like a pig and making people sad. I would not like that so much.