Saturday, November 30, 2013

Defense mechanism

"All art is an intensely vulnerable gesture,
and it is made with no small amounts of risk, and fear.
So, I have plenty of sympathy for self-defense mechanisms,
especially among artists."

-- Steven Erikson

Self portrait in bubble wrap corset 11-30-13

"Everyone struggles to guard their heart from breaking, 
when they should desire to have a heart that breaks.
... some people won't even own a dog for fear it will die --
you can't bubble-wrap your heart ..."

-- John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

"Without comedy as a defense mechanism
I wouldn't be able to survive."

-- Gary Shandling