Portrait of Novalis by Friedrich Eduard Eichens
Café Terrace at Night, Vincent van Gogh, 1888
Caravaggio, The Calling of Saint Matthew (and details), 1599-1600. Oil on canvas.
Illustrations by Daryl Feril.
Illustrations by Koren Shadmi
The Queen Dowager Juliane Marie, Vigilius Eriksen, 1776. Detail.
a year from now
where you say,
I can’t believe I was going to kill myself before I etcetera’d…
before I went skinny dipping in Tennessee,
made my own IPA,
tried out for a game show,
rode a camel drunk,
learned to waltz with clumsy old people,
photographed electric jellyfish,
built a sailboat from trash,
taught someone how to read,
etc. etc. etc.’
The red washing
down the bathtub
can’t change the color of the sea
— Derrick Brown, “Instead of Killing Yourself” (via larmoyante