Take that down from the mantelpiece
It isn’t me, not really
I am more like the candlestick
To its left
Pulled through and processed
A thousand times over
Lined inside with something foreign
Placed among things familiar
So that I become familiar too.
I want to believe
my friend just taught me how to buy a week’s travelcard. profesh and depressed.
(breakfast club, spitalfields.)
"What is the nature of the border between truth and lies? It is permeable and blurred because it is painted thick with rumour, confabulation, misunderstandings and twisted tales. Truth can break the gates down, truth can howl in the street; unless truth is pleasing, personable and easy to like, she is condemned to stay whimpering at the back door."
Hilary Mantel, Bring up the Bodies
and this woman slagged off kate middleton. expect more.
"Most people think everybody feels about them much more violently than they actually do- they think other people’s opinions of them swing through great arcs of approval or disapproval."
”In modern life nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude. It makes the whole world kin.”
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Mrs. Cheveley, in An Ideal Husband, act 1
"We don’t want other worlds; we want a mirror.
We seek contact and will never achieve it."