Rene Magritte - Love from a Distance
The bathroom paper towel machine motion sensor failing to react to me does nothing for my self esteem.
Sad Catullus, stop playing the fool,
and let what you know leads you to ruin, end.
Once, bright days shone for you,
when you came often drawn to the girl
loved as no other will be loved by you.
Then there were many pleasures with her,
that you wished, and the girl not unwilling, truly the bright days shone for you.
And now she no longer wants you: and you weak man, be unwilling to chase what flees,
or love in misery: be strong-minded, stand firm.
Goodbye girl, now Catullus is firm,
he doesn’t search for you, won’t ask unwillingly.
But you’ll grieve, when nobody asks.
Wow to you, wicked girl, what life’s left for you?
Who’ll submit to you now? Who’ll see your beauty?
Who now will you love? Whose will they say you’ll be?
Who will you kiss? Whose lips will you bite?
But you, Catullus, be resolved to be firm.
I want to be free of you, in order to do things, things of importance which will impress you, attract you, so that you can be mine and I can be yours, forever.
"I can’t stop trying to remember what it feels like"
Ink on paper, 2014 - Maddy young
(taken from a message to someone from the past)