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.

Dec 29, 2010

required reading

i am making a shepard's pie and, after i stuff myself full of said deliciousness, i am going to lay down with my notebook and my beautiful Jean Genet. i am going to write and read and write and read until i fall asleep. and oh, what a perfect diamond this man is! i must get a copy of Wojnarowicz's autobiography as a follow up. these men, born in to tragedy, who led tragic lives but managed to create an avenue of transcendence, a way to take the shit of life and mold it in to such an uncommon Beauty. i'm grateful for them. i'm grateful for their sensitivity and tenacity and ferocity. i'm grateful for all the writers in my life. endlessly so. more and more and more.


Elisabeth said...

Genet and shepherd's pie - an odd but exciting combination, of the ordinary and, as you say, the transcendent.

I'm avoiding working on my tax by blogging at the moment, Angela, nothing half so wonderful as reading Genet.

angela simione said...

hahahaha! in a few short months i will be finding alternatives to doing my taxes too! as i am thankful for your blog, i definitely won't chide you. :)

genet and shepard's pie is so homey and domestic and lovely. i didn'y write at all until this morning when i wrote for 2 hours straight. what a big gift. :)