a well-hung portrait of frozen chaos

6 July
"Like a bird on the wire,
Like a drunk in a midnight choir,
I have tried in my way to be free."

-Leonard Cohen

"I found that what I had desired all my life was not to live--if what others are doing is called living--but to express myself. I realized that I had never the least interest in living, but only in this which I am doing now, something which is parallel to life, of it at the same time, and beyond it."

-Henry Miller, "Tropic of Capricorn"