SOME EMBER

"Solitude did increase my perception. But here’s the tricky thing—when I applied my increased perception to myself, I lost my identity. With no audience, no one to perform for, I was just there. There was no need to define myself; I became irrelevant. The moon was the minute hand, the seasons the hour hand. I didn’t even have a name. I never felt lonely. To put it romantically: I was completely free." - Christopher Knight

Artist living on the edge of the world in 2014

Artist falling off the edge of the world in 2014

Artist living while falling into impossible abyss in 2014

on suicide »

themodernistwitch:

How do you describe the feeling of wanting to stop being to someone who has never experienced it?

It subsumes everything. You cannot feel the true depth of others’ love for you, though you can see it, understand it logically, as if through glass. Everything is removed and distorted, processed and…

thebilindabutchers:

The Bilinda Butchers - HEAVEN 

With Juri Nakashima, Sarah Psalti, Lamp and Harriet Brown

The Bilinda Butchers - HEAVEN is a soundtrack set to the diary by Nakajima Ume, a young woman who lived in Japan from 1836 to 1864. The diary’s entries catalog her catastrophic marriage to a cruel nobleman, and her later introduction to a young, idealistic poet whose expressions of sympathy inspire her to escape from her unfortunate circumstances. When her friendship with the poet is discovered, Ume is sent away to a distant village, where she falls into a deep depression and eventually learns of the poet’s death. Though the news of the poet’s death initially disturbs Ume, she soon discovers within herself a new sense of clarity and motivation. Her diary ends with a final pronouncement: she will drown herself in order to reunite with her fallen lover.