Thus spoke Sarah Schuster

My name is Jenny Schecter and I spread my legs in front of boys and girls. I walk late at night, wear fur, mascara and glitter headbands. I cut my hair short so I won’t be mistaken for a straight person ever again. Me and my ex-girlfriend used to pee together and there is nothing…

I don’t believe in an interventionist God

Someone told me I should congratulate my parents on my birthday. I think that person was right. I have always felt they made the right choice when they decided to have me. 23 years have passed. My parents are the ones responsible for developing a rather gentle Superego. Nobody feels this sounds accurate – they…

23

As long as you live, how many times ? The world will go around. 22, 23. 23 still does not mean anything yet, does not feel in any particular way. 18 used to matter, as far as I can remember. 20, 21 – not sure they are  part of my life just yet. some labels…

Dogs

We made love on this song. We made love on the floor, in front of the mirror. We made love and I was wearing  my yellow stockings, my green velvet dress.   You said :  I never made love on this song. I know, I said. Me neither.   He used to be young, just…

The Clown

“I felt sick. I forgot to say that not only do I suffer from depression and headaches but a I also have another, almost mystical peculiarity: I can detect smells over the telephone.  . . . I had to get up and clean my teeth. Then I gargled with some of the cognac that was…

Nezburată aripă ( a wing that has not flown yet )

    I began to walk barefoot along the dazzling knife edge when, one by one, my feet bloodily sliced their soles on it. I was walking on the long knife blade before me, slowly my right leg was sliced, slowly my left leg was sliced. ( Nichita Stănescu, fragment from Knot 30,translation by Adam…

But they never fall apart ( Episode Four )

”These are the fluid, solvent egos who lie still as a fetus in the uterine marshes of their stagnant self. When you puncture the sac, when you think Ah! I’ve got you at last! you find nothing but clots of mucus in your hand. These are the baffling ones, in my opinion. They are like…

You are red, she said.

“Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is our insanity. ‘Patriotism’ is its cult… Just as love for one individual which excludes the love for others is not love, love for one’s country which is not part of one’s love for humanity is not love, but idolatrous worship.” ― Erich Fromm  I was…