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letters by ~breakfast

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+ The Letters | Leonard Cohen

Dear xxx,
Your letter was too short. You asked: "How goes your obsession?" My answer: Which one?
: I refuse to give up a love which I believe is good. I believe it's
good because it's not linear, just an obsession; but calm, rich,
and many-angled.[ Kathy Acker ] 

can't ever be by *missbecca
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+ My Body Is A Cage (live) | Arcade Fire

Dear xxxx,

My hotel room felt like an accident. Hours of being there culminated in an discharge of several letters that were long overdue. But yours never reached you. Don't worry, you only missed a few delineated romances, complaints about culture and miniature compliments to make you smile.

"A tale without love is like beef without mustard--insipid" [Anatole France]

marcio simnch
[ Love is Here | Starsailor ] You can't love what you have not
+ Country Feedback (live) | R.E.M: It’s crazy what you could’ve had

Dear xxxxx,

What I miss the most are your accounts of saturnalia dreams. Maybe even your capricious chasm and your delicate expectations of me. I am bound to ignore the expiration date on our friendship. Eventually. The anticipation could almost be called delight. Am I your subject or your object? I squint to tell the difference.

: I have to erase you out of my life so I can keep on living.
no matter how passionate no matter how perfect no matter
how deep love, it fades and there's nothing. I won't stand for it. [ Kathy Acker ]

"Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away" [Dorothy Parker] 

Kissing Lips Mosaic

"Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, 'I am with you kid. Let's go.'" [ Maya Angelou ]

+ 'Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart' Video | Rufus Wainwright

P.S. thank you for hearing me

thank you


Thank You Tina Fey for "30 Rock"
Thank You Hamonix for "Rock Band'
Thank You Ronald D. Moore for "Razor"
Thank You Shigeru Miyamoto for "Mario Galaxy"
Thank You Jade Raymond for "Assassin's Creed"
Thank You Viz for "Death Note DVD Vol. 1"
Thank You Steven Spielberg for "Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition (Blu-ray)"

A Love Letter From Leonard Cohen


From Leonard Cohen

You're going to leave me. I know you're going to leave me. Like you left Laporte. Like you left Arif. I'll be someone you call by his last name. Laporte didn't look too good tonight at the Alhambra when he limped over to say hello to you. He didn't want to give me his hand because it was so wet. He took the tips of my fingers and he smiled cheerlessly, as if to say: The greatest fuck you've ever had, the deepest love you've ever known, and she's going to leave you very soon, you poor stunned sonovabitch. In the car you told me that his hands always get that wet when he has to meet people. You know his terrors, don't you? As you know mine. We haven't seen too much from Laporte lately, film-maker of a certain period, when you were his juice, when he was allowed to tie you up, and you commanded him to treat you like a slave. Then you told me to look at the moon, so I looked through the windshield at the moon. Then you told me to be impressed by the colour of the sky, so I applied myself to a study of the royal blue Paris sky. The turbaned Sikh assigned you, as he always does, the most impossible space in the garage, and when we walked past his window, he said, as he always does, The Champion of Parking. In the room you did sail so sweetly into my arms. I'm yours. For tonight. Your big joke. And my heart still leaps up between the declaration and the punchline. Like you left Laporte. Like you left Arif, and then slept with his twin brother. I leave them just before they leave me. It's better that way, no? Not to have a crying girl on your hands. Okay, darling, you're sleeping, the night has come to an end, and I'm nervous as hell. You'll either read this by yourself one day, or we'll be reading it together.


Extracted from Four Letter Word: New Love Letters, edited by Joshua Knelman and Rosalind Porter, published by Chatto & Windus on November 1, 2007 at £12.99. Editors © Joshua Knelman and Rosalind Porter 2007 Individual contributors © 2007

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