Faking the Books.

Via on Apr 17, 2012
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“In each of us lie good and bad, light and dark, art and pain, choice and regret, cruelty and sacrifice. We’re each of us our own chiaroscuro, our own bit of illusion fighting to emerge into something solid, something real. We’ve got to forgive ourselves that. I must remember to forgive myself. Because there is a lot of grey to work with. No one can live in the light all the time.” 

~ Libba Bray

I was walking on an empty beach a few days ago and it was cold and the wind cut holes through my jacket and there were liquid thoughts coming out of my eyes—too salty to be tears.

And I thought of how the sea waves are probably the most unfaithful thing in the universe, how they’re always leaving the beach and then they suddenly realize they miss it and that maybe they made a mistake, so they rush back, only to leave again, the next second.

I think we’re also waves and sand in equal parts. One is solid, but it can be sculpted into anything and it carries all the footprints of your life. The other one is liquid: capricious, unstable, insecure, delirious, sometimes too noisy; but also flexible, transparent, foolish, childlike… And if you think about it, without water, our beach would be a desert. So, we must eventually learn how to get wet.

(But until then we “fake the books.”)

We’ve been done before
And now we try to forge ourselves
We’ve been done before
And now we try to forge ourselves
I’ll be true again
But until then i fake the books
‘cause everybody knows
This ain’t heaven
Until everybody knows
We’ve been wrong before
There is a lot that we survived
We’ve been wrong before
There is a lot that we survived
I’ll be true again
But until then i fake the books
‘cause everybody knows
This ain’t heaven
Until everybody knows

 

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About Andrea Balt

Co-Founder / Editor in Chief of Rebelle Society, Wellness Alchemist at Rebelle Wellness & Creativity Curator at Creative Rehab. Unfinished book with a love for greens, bikes and poetry; raised by wolves & adopted by people; not trying to make art but to Be Art. Holds a BA in Journalism & Mass Communication, an MFA in Creative Writing & a Holistic Health Coach degree from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®. In her work she tries to reflect the wholeness of the human experience by combining Art & Health + Brains & Beauty + Darkness & Brilliance into a more alive, unabridged and unlimited edition of ourselves. She is also on a quest to reinstate Creativity as one of our essential Human Rights to (hopefully and soon) be included in the UN Declaration. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and sign up for her Monthly Stroke of Renaissance.

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10 Responses to “Faking the Books.”

  1. MamasteNJ says:

    Fire, babe! xoxo ~Mamaste

  2. Tracy says:

    Outstanding!

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  4. Eric says:

    I'd much rather be my own chiaroscuro than my own emotional charcuterie,
    the percentage of salt in your tears is the same as the sea.
    The waves are merely energy in motion,
    you are the sum total of all that is not you~
    no desert of love, forgiveness is a vast ocean.

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