some excerpts from Anne Carson’s book ”Nox,” a facsimile of a handmade book Carson put together as an epitaph for her brother upon his death.

This culture refuses to affirm death. And it is the central myth of our culture, both the crucifixion and the expulsion from paradise, but we refuse to affirm that we have been expelled from paradise, and we develop utopian theories – socialism, fascism, democracy – to bring us back to paradise.

— Leonard Cohen

(Source: drhguy.com)

Christmas Eve 1975 at Guy and Susanna’s. Clip from Heartworn Highways.


side note: you can see Susanna’s painting of a denim shirt—which Guy poses next to on the cover of his album Old No. 1—behind Guy in this clip.

Jonathan Richman - “That Summer Feeling”

Townes Van Zandt

"You Are Not Needed Now"

The Poem
Franz Wright

It was like getting a love letter from a tree

Eyes closed forever to find you

There is a life which
if I could have it
I would have chosen for myself from the beginning

Jamie Wyeth, Berg, 2012

Jamie Wyeth, Berg, 2012

Doc Watson - “Salty Dog”

John Prine

"Six O'Clock News"

John Prine - Six O’Clock News (Live)

Edward Weston, Nude on sand, Oceano, 1936

Edward Weston, Nude on sand, Oceano, 1936

Nick Lowe

"Cruel To Be Kind"

Nick Lowe

Dolly Parton

"My Blue Tears (Previously Unissued Acoustic Demo)"

There is a crack in everything, because this is the realm of the crack, the realm of failure, the realm of death, and unless we affirm failure and death, we’re going to be very unhappy. The more we affirm death, the happier we get. The more we affirm failure, the more successful we get.

— Leonard Cohen

The Future by Alberto Manzano. El Europeo: Spring 1993.

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