Thursday, June 14, 2012

Weeping for keeps

Weeping for keeps, originally uploaded by gogoloopie.
Via Flickr:
I've always known I was a little bit mad... I figured the best I could do with that unfortunate insight was to channel it into a creative outlet and perhaps even make an impression. Sadly, I have not yet found myself quite where I wanted to be years before now. You know, Plath, Van Gogh, Frost, Rothko, Homer.... We humans can be incredibly arrogant despite some of our self loathing and self deprecating thoughts and behaviors! Alas, no Pulitzer, no elitist interviews, nothing like that. Just inconsistently mediocre art, words, photography, and an occasional breakdown for good measure.

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