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12PM. Venice Beach CA. JULY 2014 on Flickr.
Three Dogs. Venice Beach CA, JULY 2014 on Flickr.
VENICE BEACH, CA. JULY 2014 on Flickr.
The Venice Beach Hotel. July 2014 on Flickr.

It wasn’t so much
the loss of you 
as it was the
realization
that people will take what they can get
from you

and for that i should thank you

but what i thought for a long time
is that everyone’s the same

I’ve healed in many ways
but im scared of what
i have to learn
next
of what im going to do next
when I fall into this
realization
again.

I am no one’s 
responsibility
and refuse to be held
as such

but god knows I’d like to

It’s every man for himself
in this world
that’s why I like dogs

5/5/12 
(Old notebook Entry)

The Venice Beach Hotel. July 2014 on Flickr.

It wasn’t so much

the loss of you 

as it was the

realization

that people will take what they can get

from you

and for that i should thank you

but what i thought for a long time

is that everyone’s the same

I’ve healed in many ways

but im scared of what

i have to learn

next

of what im going to do next

when I fall into this

realization

again.

I am no one’s 

responsibility

and refuse to be held

as such

but god knows I’d like to

It’s every man for himself

in this world

that’s why I like dogs

5/5/12 

(Old notebook Entry)

SMOKE AND SAND. VENICE BEACH CA. JULY 2014 on Flickr.
Who Comes Out Triumphant When Winning is Dampened by Guilt. Venice Beach, CA. July 2014 on Flickr.

I dream in images of isolated body parts. The most significant: Explaining why I had to do what I did. As we walk, we are on two parallel ledges inside of a city: me on the ledge about one foot higher, you below. Passing between us is a constant stream of Vendors, Hot Dog Stands, people, dogs - anything. I kept trying to explain myself but was never able to see your face. Only isolated body parts. It felt like I was talking to myself: a monologue that was meant to be a two way conversation. This is a recurring theme. I still haven’t seen your face. Maybe I could have tried harder.

Who Comes Out Triumphant When Winning is Dampened by Guilt. Venice Beach, CA. July 2014 on Flickr.

I dream in images of isolated body parts. The most significant: Explaining why I had to do what I did. As we walk, we are on two parallel ledges inside of a city: me on the ledge about one foot higher, you below. Passing between us is a constant stream of Vendors, Hot Dog Stands, people, dogs - anything. I kept trying to explain myself but was never able to see your face. Only isolated body parts. It felt like I was talking to myself: a monologue that was meant to be a two way conversation. This is a recurring theme. I still haven’t seen your face. Maybe I could have tried harder.

PAINT. VENICE BEACH CA. JULY 2014 on Flickr.
Lindsey and Garrett in Venice Beach CA. JULY 2014 on Flickr.
VOYUER. VENICE BEACH CA. JULY 2014 on Flickr.