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stills from the “Polly” video.

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Forgiveness.

The ability to forgive oneself. Stop here for a few breaths and think about this, because it is the key to making art and very possibly the key to finding any semblance of happiness in life. Every time I have set out to translate the book (or story, or hopelessly long essay) that exists in such brilliant detail on the big screen of my limbic system onto a piece of paper (which, let’s face it, was once a towering tree crowned with leaves and a home to birds), I grieve for my own lack of talent and intelligence. Every. Single. Time. Were I smarter, more gifted, I could pin down a closer facsimile of the wonders I see. I believe that, more than anything else, this grief of constantly having to face down our own inadequacies is what keeps people from being writers. Forgiveness, therefore, is key. I can’t write the book I want to write, but I can and will write the book I am capable of writing. Again and again throughout the course of my life I will forgive myself.

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On a day like today, my master William Faulkner said, “I decline to accept the end of man.” I would fall unworthy of standing in this place that was his, if I were not fully aware that the colossal tragedy he refused to recognize thirty-two years ago is now, for the first time since the beginning of humanity, nothing more than a simple scientific possibility. Faced with this awesome reality that must have seemed a mere utopia through all of human time, we, the inventors of tales, who will believe anything, feel entitled to believe that it is not yet too late to engage in the creation of the opposite utopia. A new and sweeping utopia of life, where no one will be able to decide for others how they die, where love will prove true and happiness be possible, and where the races condemned to one hundred years of solitude will have, at last and forever, a second opportunity on earth.

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WELL HOLY FUCK.
after years and years of asking, the answer has come as if by accidental magic.
THE DRESDEN DOLLS self-titled LP is available ON VINYL!!! TODAY!!!!
it’s for RECORD STORE DAY, LIMITED to 3,000 copies, and RED (with black swirls)!!!!!!
read my blog about it at http://bit.ly/RSDdolls
if you’re hoping to score a copy GO GO GO and if you do POST PICS!!! #RSD14 #RSDdolls #vinyl #music #RecordStoreDay #DresdenDolls #BrianViglione #AmandaPalmer

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secret meetings afoot at the boston ballet. watching the company rehearse is like plugging your eyes and brain into the sockets of earthly corporal achievement. what to do, what to do?

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theroyaltenenblarghs:

From when I saw Amanda Palmer, Jherek Bischoff and Missy Higgins performing together covering a Paul Kelly song.

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ericavulgaris:

A Sharpie portrait of Amanda Palmer, inspired by the video for Want it Back.

this is beautiful

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almighty-glob:

thank you for making me feel alright

feels.
you’re welcome.

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schroedinger’s door

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coachella 2008.

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