Insomniac City, Bill Hayes
Bill Hayes

Insomniac City

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d68
d68has quoted2 years ago
“I just want to enjoy your nextness and nearness,” O says.
He puts his ear to my chest and listens to my heart and counts the beats.
Michael Carmona
Michael Carmonahas quoted2 years ago
“I don’t so much fear death as I do wasting life.”
Oliver Sacks
chuwen
chuwenhas quoted2 years ago
Are you conscious of your thoughts before language embodies them?”
Llia
Lliahas quoted2 years ago
Laughter rises. Hearing happy, laughing people is no cure for insomnia but has an ameliorative effect on brokenheartedness
rissaxenia
rissaxeniahas quoted2 years ago
I suppose it’s a cliché to say you’re glad to be alive, that life is short, but to say you’re glad to be not dead requires a specific intimacy with loss that comes only with age or deep experience. One has to know not simply what dying is like, but to know death itself, in all its absoluteness.
Kateryna Poryvay
Kateryna Poryvayhas quoted4 months ago
“I want everything from you that I don’t have,”
Kateryna Poryvay
Kateryna Poryvayhas quoted4 months ago
1-9-14:
O, while having a migraine, not bothered but fascinated by it, walking around the apartment: “I’m always surprised that the aura doesn’t illuminate the whole room.” (He once told me that the aura colors are as bright as flashing lights on a police car, which almost made me wish I could have one.) O looks at me, and smiles: “I’m sorry, but you are sort of covered in a Technicolor scotoma…”
Alo
Alohas quoted4 months ago
To be a New Yorker is to be away from the city and feel like you are missing something
Alo
Alohas quoted4 months ago
In those early days of grief, short on sleep, forgetting to eat, I felt as though I were in a liminal state, not quite alive myself, which made me feel remarkably close to Steve
Kateryna Poryvay
Kateryna Poryvayhas quoted6 months ago
an undanceable song to which I would dance for so long I would sweat. Music, I found, was the most effective balm to my grief.
Kateryna Poryvay
Kateryna Poryvayhas quoted6 months ago
I designed a tattoo that symbolized the end of one life and the beginning of another—Roman numerals for 10/10, the month and day Steve died—and had it inked on a pulse point.
Omour Faruk
Omour Farukhas quoted8 months ago
My new apartment was a virtual tree house, a tiny top-floor walk-up at eye level with the ailanthus boughs.
caramfilbianca316
caramfilbianca316has quoted9 months ago
Such a beautiful pair, so impeccably dressed, he in his boxy suit, every night a different hue, and she, an arm’s length away, in her filigreed skirt the color of the moon.
Kristian Rank Nielsen
Kristian Rank Nielsenhas quotedlast year
I used to think that the only thing worse than having insomnia was having insomnia next to someone who falls fast asleep and stays soundlessly so till morning.
Romi Bonilla
Romi Bonillahas quotedlast year
is to be away from the city and feel like you are missing something,
Romi Bonilla
Romi Bonillahas quotedlast year
freed from what was, unworried about what came next.
Romi Bonilla
Romi Bonillahas quotedlast year
Music, I found, was the most effective balm to my grief.
Romi Bonilla
Romi Bonillahas quotedlast year
tequila and weed serving as my anesthesia.
Romi Bonilla
Romi Bonillahas quotedlast year
A thousand days is a thousand nights is a thousand chances to dream about him.
Romi Bonilla
Romi Bonillahas quotedlast year
Something bad always leads to something good.”
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