"The painting of flowers
next to the painting of flames,
and I remember that time, years ago,
when the psychiatrist said, “You feel too much,
you are too sensitive, take these,”

giving me a bottle of pills. I took them
to the beach, watched light become flame
on the water, and along the ragged cliffs,
small flowers like blue stars,
the world a painting
I couldn’t live in.
I opened the bottle, then put it down,
pills spilling on the sand.
Waves carried the flames
and didn’t mind the burning,
the arising from and disappearing
into the vastness. I swam,
let the waves take me,
then treaded water, looking at the sky,
a silver tray full
of the most beautiful nothing.
I swam back, the water was black,
I could sink beyond caring,
but I wanted to live,
to be there
with the beauty and the burning
and let it be too much."

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I’m going back to 505,
photographerandartist:

Kate Moss in her younger years, by Mario Testino.
This iconic portrait was shot in 1996 in Los Angeles. The original was exhibited in 2002 at The National Portrait Gallery in a landmark exhibition called ‘Portraits by Mario Testino’. The exhibition remains one its most successful shows
fluroescent:

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Me

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