these texts are an archive of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area from march 2007 - march 2015. it stands as a record of close to a decade of my life, charting the struggles i faced as an artist, daughter, and lover. messy and chaotic at times, eloquent and poetic at others, these texts are an index i am proud of. it was here in this electric box that i learned how to be honest about my experiences and the person i needed to become. it was here that i first learned the truism that words make the world and how to trust such a beautiful, rife, hard fact.

thank you for meeting me here in such tall grass.


my artist website is here.

Apr 7, 2010

thanking my lucky stars

"A Lover's Discourse" by Roland Barthes (my forever mr. wonderful) is the best possible thing i could be reading right now. it pulls together, in such sensuous ways, all the things i've been reading, all the things i've been thinking, all the ideas, each splinter. and his eloquence is breath-taking. hard edged and shining. it is just like reading a book of poetry. it IS a work of poetry. and resistance. VIVA! he charts the site where all logic crumbles. logic falls away, unusable. reason becomes a frail thing in this land.

a fear.

an exaltation.

gorgeous. and every word, a true a word.


i have tried to pick a favorite passage to share here. i fail. there is no favorite if favorite means 'only one'. every word is necessary.

6 comments:

Alesa Warcan said...

I'll look it up... Thanks.

Elisabeth said...

It's wonderful to have a Mr Wonderful, a mentor and a guide. And you've certainly picked a fine one, Angela.

21k said...

Angela you're really on fire, you are a burning angel, wow.

And I'm going to get this book you betcha.

love,
D

Click on 21k and my new plain blog is there if you like..

angela simione said...

alesa, you'll LOVE it!

angela simione said...

elisabeth, i can't tell you how often i SWOON when i read his work. that man had a big beautiful brain and such a shining spirit.

angela simione said...

D! THANK YOU! :D i'm trying! ha!

so glad to see you back! <3