|marina abramovic - happy christmas - 2008|
i want you to open up these caverns. o, just try, sweet ones! we are there, waiting to give you our arms for holding, our lips for hushing, our ears for listening, our hearts to love you. we will rock you against us and it will be okay.
in an effort to ask these things of you, it seems only fair that i share with you this thing - this thing that comes from a place of great sorrow. that is to say: i get naked, you get naked. let's do this together. i'm with you.
my father, robust and bright.
my father, the patriarch.
my father, the child.
my father, the great.
my father, the bewildered.
my father, the peacemaker.
my father, the warmonger.
my father, the effervescent.
my father, the enervated.
my father, alive and living, is gone/has been gone now.
you are loved for all of things that are inside of you.
your darkness is marvelous!
show me your fucked-up-ness!
i will honour it!
the below video is a live performance of hope there's someone by antony and the johnsons. antony hegarty is a beautiful, transcendent example [at least musically/lyrically] of what it means to honour your sadness and your fear in order to be free. his darkness is the most moving.