wings wouldn't help you
theme
literature meme ∙ [4/6] prose writers ∙ margaret atwood

“Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever. It’s like the tide going out, revealing whatever’s been thrown away and sunk: broken bottles, old gloves, rusting pop cans, nibbled fishbodies, bones. This is the kind of thing you see if you sit in the darkness with open eyes, not knowing the future.” // “What I need is perspective. The illusion of depth, created by a frame, the arrangement of shapes on a flat surface. Perspective is necessary. Otherwise there are only two dimensions. Otherwise you live with your face squashed up against a wall, everything a huge foreground, of details, close-ups, hairs, the weave of the bedsheet, the molecules of the face. Your own skin like a map, a diagram of futility, criscrossed with tiny roads that lead nowhere. Otherwise you live in the moment. Which is not where I want to be.”

literature meme ∙ [4/6] prose writers ∙ margaret atwood

“Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever. It’s like the tide going out, revealing whatever’s been thrown away and sunk: broken bottles, old gloves, rusting pop cans, nibbled fishbodies, bones. This is the kind of thing you see if you sit in the darkness with open eyes, not knowing the future.” // “What I need is perspective. The illusion of depth, created by a frame, the arrangement of shapes on a flat surface. Perspective is necessary. Otherwise there are only two dimensions. Otherwise you live with your face squashed up against a wall, everything a huge foreground, of details, close-ups, hairs, the weave of the bedsheet, the molecules of the face. Your own skin like a map, a diagram of futility, criscrossed with tiny roads that lead nowhere. Otherwise you live in the moment. Which is not where I want to be.”

  1. loveyourpoetry reblogged this from brickeponine
  2. brickeponine reblogged this from haffalump
  3. ohthebrightlights reblogged this from haffalump
  4. moralwounds reblogged this from haffalump
  5. queensmilitant reblogged this from haffalump
  6. theexuberanceofexistence reblogged this from booklover and added:
    “Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever. It’s like the tide going out,...
  7. gloriaholodeck reblogged this from teaandbbc
  8. thecompleteillustrated reblogged this from teaandbbc
  9. lidayda reblogged this from booklover
  10. ellenreadsthings reblogged this from cardassias
  11. darksideofthemuse reblogged this from lamadeliadalai
  12. lamadeliadalai reblogged this from haffalump
  13. stupidtai reblogged this from haffalump
  14. capricciosso reblogged this from haffalump
  15. merveilleux-stars reblogged this from thewreckageofmen
  16. anticute-slowlyrotatingchococake reblogged this from haffalump
  17. x-raggedy-man-goodnight-x reblogged this from amillionmillionvoices
  18. gingerlyinspired reblogged this from bowtiesandpetrichor
  19. bowtiesandpetrichor reblogged this from amillionmillionvoices
  20. amillionmillionvoices reblogged this from iceinherheart-kissonherlips
  21. a-ramblinrose reblogged this from booklover
  22. allthatglitters-allshallfade reblogged this from englishmajorinrepair
  23. cardassias reblogged this from haffalump
  24. comovivere reblogged this from haffalump
  25. lilliandepaul reblogged this from ladystarks
  26. insideachrysaliswrithing reblogged this from haffalump
  27. aspiderinthegarden reblogged this from booklover