"Sometimes I remind myself that I almost skipped the party, that I almost went to a different college, that the whim of a minute could have changed everything and everyone. Our lives, so settled, so specific, are built on happenstance."
Anna Quindlen, Every Last One (via colporteur)
Interviewer: Why can’t you be alone without Yoko?
John Lennon: But I can be alone without Yoko, but I just have no wish to be. There’s no reason on earth why I should be alone without Yoko. There’s nothing more important than our relationship, nothing. And we dig being together all the time. Both of us could survive apart but what for? I’m not going to sacrifice love, real love for any whore or any friend or any business, because in the end you’re alone at night and neither of us want to be. And you can’t fill a bed with groupies. It doesn’t work. I don’t want to be a swinger. I’ve been through it all and nothing works better than to have someone you love hold you.
One week. Just one. Here…with or without internet. Even if there are bears.
Even if I wake up alone.
Even if I fall asleep alone.
I want the scent and heat of a fire while the fog rolls over the surface of the lake. Or river.
I just want one week.
Peace. Silence. Seclusion.
I just need to recharge. Need and want to feel recharged.
One week of swimming in the river or lake. Writing in my journal,
A Moment of Innocence, Mohsen Makhmalbaf