Charles Bukowski ~ Bluebird
There's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too clever, I only let him out...
at night sometimes
when everybody's asleep.
I say, I know that you're there,
so don't be
then I put him back,
but he's singing a little
in there, I haven't quite let him
and we sleep together like
and it's nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don't
“I love being horribly straightforward. I love sending reckless text messages (because how reckless can a form of digitized communication be?) and telling peopl...e I love them and telling people they are absolutely magical humans and I cannot believe they really exist. I love saying, Kiss me harder, and You’re a good person, and, You brighten my day. I live my life as straight-forward as possible.
Because one day, I might get hit by a bus.
Maybe it’s weird. Maybe it’s scary. Maybe it seems downright impossible to just be—to just let people know you want them, need them, feel like, in this very moment, you will die if you do not see them, hold them, touch them in some way whether its your feet on their thighs on the couch or your tongue in their mouth or your heart in their hands.
But there is nothing more beautiful than being desperate.
And there is nothing more risky than pretending not to care.
We are young and we are human and we are beautiful and we are not as in control as we think we are. We never know who needs us back. We never know the magic that can arise between ourselves and other humans.
We never know when the bus is coming.”
—Rachel C. Lewis, Tell The People You Love That You Love Them #TodaysMantra
photography by Tom Cabrera
What do you think?
"I often feel like books find us for reasons, and we read them when we need them the most." —Neil Patrick Harris
"Maybe this is why we read, and ...why in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know." —Alberto Manguel
illustrations by Yelena Bryksenkova
"The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly." —Friedrich Nietzsche
"Never let the weasel of despair prevent the woodpecker... of your happiness from taking wing." —Paul Bassett Davies
photo by Martin Le-May