“Remember what it is to be me.”
—Joan Didion in The Center Will Not Hold via her own Blue Nights
*No, I do not smoke**, but I tried it for the first time for this photo.
“Tremble, sure, at the fear and uncertainty of no longer living, of a life stolen from you by some unknown thing that drags or catapults you from life, into death. Or remember that, perhaps, death penetrates life so that you may be freed from it. Perhaps life represents the hellscape that you desperately desire to avoid. Perhaps Death, a friend, pulls longingly for your company and enriches your existence.”