there has to be blood
part 1: pain and self-destruction in art
“I have been a writer my entire life. As a writer, even as a child, long before what I wrote began to be published, I developed a sense that meaning itself was resident in the rhythms of words and sentences and paragraphs, a technique for withholding whatever it was I thought or believed behind an increasingly impenetrable polish.“ (Joan Didion, from The Year of Magical Thinking)
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