July 28, 2013
Your life without a computer: what does it look like?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us WITHOUT.
This might be cheating, but I want to share a piece by Pablo Neruda that encapsulates the soul of what i want to say almost perfectly:
“Don’t go far off, not even for a day,
because I don’t know how to say it – a day is long
and I will be waiting for you, as in
an empty station when the trains are
parked off somewhere else, asleep.
Don’t leave me, even for an hour, because then
the little drops of anguish will all run together,
the smoke that roams looking for a home will drift
into me, choking my lost heart.
Oh, may your silhouette never dissolve
on the beach, may your eyelids never flutter
into the empty distance. Don’t LEAVE me for
a second, my dearest, because in that moment you’ll
have gone so far I’ll wander mazily
over all the earth, asking, will you
come back? Will you leave me here, dying?”
Without rain, For gifts.
Drought burns. But a value
Without food, a Leftovers, trials,
Gnawing in the pit But self-awareness.
Of stomachs; hunger. Agonizing alone time
Without sleep, headaches But better friends. Peace.
And, without love, depression. Going without means old clothes
Rainy days go from meaning coffee and classics, to empty bottles and scraps of old letters.