The Laughing heart

by Charles Bukowski your life is your life don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission. be on the watch. there are ways out. there is a light somewhere. it may not be much light but it beats the darkness. be on the watch. the gods will offer you chances. know them. take them. you […]

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På randen af eksistens

Nationalpoet og landsforræder Hamsuns forfatterskab er i sjælden grad paradoksalt; vitalistisk og romantisk, skræmmende reaktionært og forbløffende moderne. Og derfor genstand for en mildt sagt ambivalent og modstræbende beundring. I 1920 blev han tildelt Nobelprisen, i 1948 dømt for landsforræderi. Han havde en særlig evne til at vække modvilje hos læseren og holdt sig arrogant […]

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Straight Lines

Observations broken into lines. Beautiful observations broken into perfect lines. SmokeLong Quarterly features flash fiction. Such as Straight Lines. In Straight Lines, the mundane and the surreal blend as two siblings search for realness in a family that values frivolous distraction. I loved how the narrator’s adolescent isolation is undercut by a dry and biting […]

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Do you have these intense moments

Do you have these intense moments when something is about to happen and you feel that something very important is coming up like a strange coincidence which isn’t really a coincidence but you can’t really say what it is not without ruining the moment so you should just let it happen because today everything comes […]

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Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

“You are born alone. You die alone. The value of the space in between is trust and love,” artist Louise Bourgeoise wrote in her diary at the end of a long and illustrious life as she contemplated how solitude enriches creative work. It’s a lovely sentiment, but as empowering as it may be to those […]

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Peace Starts With Me

Magali Charrier was commissioned by PUMAPeace, alongside 7 other artists, to create a piece around the idea of Peace for the World Peace Festival 2011. The piece was subsequently broadcast on Channel4 in October 2011 as part of Random Acts. Peace Starts With Me from Magali Charrier on Vimeo. More works of Magali Charrier. (Udg. […]

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Barthes’ Punctum

The Punctum is a detail that pierces and punctures the heart. It is a strong emotional reaction that is unexpectedly found; that impacts our mind/memory, making us hold our breath. The Punctum can also be described as that part of the photography one carries in memory after ceasing to look at the photo. The feelings […]

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