That’s what I felt. It’s really about time, to me — just to me — and love. What else do we have in this universe? Listen to me. It’s a cold universe. People said, “Oh, the show is so dark,” and it posited the notion that nobody ever changes. That was never my intention. Change is hard to come by, and like most of us, he wasn’t trying hard enough. People said, “Oh, it got worse and worse and worse.” I think he’s the same guy in the beginning as he was in the end. Maybe had a little bit more capacity for compassion for people, I don’t know.
I said it’s a cold universe and I don’t mean that metaphorically. If you go out into space, it’s cold. It’s really cold and we don’t know what’s up there. We happen to be in this little pocket where there’s a sun. What have we got except love and each other to guard against all that isolation and loneliness?
“I don’t think you’re gonna be happy getting good at something you don’t love.” — Desiree from Treme
A lot of truth comes out of David Simon’s Treme.
100 reasons not to commit suicide
L Gustave Doré
(Rosa Celeste, the Empyrean, 1867)
Binge and purge, we live in thirty second blurbs
And if consumers stopped existing we’d forget how to use words
Just fuckin’ eat each other til the next ice age occurs
You think you can fit me in that anorexic space between love and hate?
I got all of the first one and none of the other,
And that’s something I learned from my sister and my mother