“Believe it or not, I can actually draw.”—Jean-Michel Basquiat
Understanding that people are always a worse version of who they want to be is a way of loving them.
Nicole Eisenman / Guy with yellow background 2009 / Oil on canvas
the radiant child (2010)
“So we wait out storms sometimes to be reminded of their power to isolate, though there is always another side. After that summer night, no storm in or out of nature ever threatened me as much, because Sibbhon’s dismissal of me was also a recognition of my tenacity, or foolhardiness—the nature of one willing to strike through upheaval for the other side knowing now that there is another side and knowing, too, what is waiting there: always another survivor.”
—Larry Woiwode, from “Summer Storms.”
Chris Stein, Debbie Harry, 1982
He knows what he’s done. But he’s in too deep to back out now.