Dear employers, I will have to take the day off today because:
☐ It’s December and the streets are papier-mached with wet bronze leaves and it’s so dark outside that the cars have their headlights on at 3pm
☐ I have recently been through a breakup, or I have been through a breakup at any time in my life really, and I woke up today with the absolute conviction that I will never be loved again
☐ A dog looked at me
☐ I got a text from someone for whom I feel a mix of concern and frustration and recognition and longing that is both more and less than romance
☐ Someone made a joke about dead pets meeting you in heaven
☐ Daylight savings time
☐ I passed a knot of flowers that were so bright they glowed through the dim grey water of the day and when was anything in my life last that luminous?
☐ Girls are too pretty
☐ For the first time I genuinely comprehend that there is not enough time to have all the lives I wanted
☐ I accidentally listened to Leonard Cohen"
have a funny habit of making you feel
like you’re either on top of the world,
or under it."
Anais Nin Clementine von Radics(via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
Hey! I actually wrote this! It’s from my poem Letter from Anais Nin to Clementine von Radics. Anais couldn’t have written it, as she died nearly 20 years before I was born. Please give it the proper citing.
Some things are too strange and strong to be coincidences."