"I am the first and the last
I am she who is honored and she who is mocked
I am the whore and the holy woman
I am the wife and the virgin
I am the mother and the daughter
I am the limbs of my mother...
I am humiliation and pride
I am without shame
I am ashamed...
I am being
I am she who is nothing...
Hear me, audience, and learn from my words, you who know me
I am what everyone can hear and no one can say
I am the name of the sound and the sound of the name...
Uncontrollable and condemning passions
And passing pleasures that people have
Until they become sober and go up to their resting place,
And they will find me in that place
They will live and they will not die again"
- Passage from "The Thunder, Perfect Mind." Translated by: Hal Taussig, Jared Calaway, Maia Kotrosits, Celene Lillie, and Justin Lasser.
i found god in myself
& i loved her / i loved her fiercely