Lament

Lament

 

Okay let's get this over with

What can I say?

 

It's all part of...

It's an age old tradition

One more naked man...

 

Writhing...

 

It's not in your head, pilgrim...

 

Dear Diary,

 

All dead heroes were wrong!

It's about doing the right thing!

 

It's about how well you handle life -

it's about demonstrating how it's done

 

Remain unfazed!

 

It's about realising how selfish your confrontational behaviour is -

it's a management thing...

It's about self-regulation -

it's about...

 

...backing off...

 

Compose yourself!

 

It's about people...

 

PEOPLE!

PEOPLE!

PEOPLE!!

 

'Mortals', he said...

 

'disposables!'

 

Seriously!

 

That's what he said...

 

People who can't sleep at night -

people Artdon't know what they want...

people who can't help themselves -

it's about imagining we are not here...

 

Let's assume nothing bar innocence -

it's about getting over the tired old clichés...

It's about shedding your skin -

like a snake...

 

Like a reptile!

 

It's about the greys -

it's about nuance...

It's about the details -

it's about...

 

Everybody tries their very best -

give them a break

 

It's about everybody else and not just you -

it's about the personal...

 

Not political!

 

It's about a different kind of revolution -

It's about your mom...

It's about your dad...

 

It's about standards -

it's about being practical -

it's about getting on with it -

it's about forgetting -

it's about 'let go'...

 

It's about moving on...

 

Moving forward!

 

Learning through life's experiences -

when everybody ends up with the same degree

 

You charlatans...

...anonymous imposters

 

You are so right -

and all you dead heroes...

 

Dreams of setling down in the underground -

mainstream success whilst maintaining underground credibility...

 

You were all wrong!

 

It's about those who do,

and those who watch it being done

 

Death is now, and life is somewhere after...

 

The answer to matter, space, and time!

 

Peace - love - empathy

 

Disfunctional - distorted - desirable

 

I don't exist -

What was I thinking?

 

 

 

-Sebastiaan Schlicher, Berlin, January 2011

“People who can't sleep at night - people who don't know what they want... People who can't help themselves - it's about imagining we are not here...”