Sunday, September 2, 2012

Lo-lee-ta

In a taxi just north of 10th street she leans against me, Chloe, her tousled hair like waterfalls on my shoulder. "What if we'd go somewhere" she says, "anywhere but here". She smells of Allure Sensuelle and malt whiskey, her body draped in velvet and silk. Minutes earlier we laughed together on the asphalt, in the back seat it's all quiet and forgotten, city lights dance around the car like fireflies.

"I saw him" she says. "Who?" "My father, here in New York", and everything suddenly makes sense in our alcoholic intoxication, the way she's been acting. I tell the driver to keep going, we pass Penn Station and exit from Manhattan through Lincoln Tunnel. It never really gets dark in the city, only in our minds.

She falls asleep somewhere along the river, her silent breaths and the sound of the engine keeps me awake. I remember nights like this and the fires.






34 comments:

  1. Absolutely love the way you write! and all of your photos. it must be wonderful to live in new york.
    xoxo
    no--quarter.blogspot.com

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  2. Loving these b+w photos. Just returning the love! <3

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  3. I can't stop reading you. I can't stop watching Kubrick's Lolita either whenever happens to be on anywhere on the TV. Black and white too. And then you write so well too, you know.

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  4. Your writing is lovely. Great pictures too.
    G xo
    http://bonjourgrace.com

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  5. I feel charged up whenever I read a new post by you ... you write tooooooooooooo good :-)

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  6. I'm not sure if seeing her dad is a bad thing, but I'd say just be there for your friend when she needs it. No matter our life, we all essentially have the same problems, and we all need shoulders to fall asleep on during long rides home. People get faker and worse every day, so when we find those friends that can be real and genuine, we need to stick with them.

    Oh, there's a new post on Stellar if you're interested, I saw your comment on it.

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  7. I love your writing style and your pretty photos.

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  8. sometimes we need blurred lights to be sane again

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  9. Your life. It's like living in a movie stills.

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  10. that sounds so relaxing, I'd love to sleep in a taxi..it always calms me down.
    thanks for your kind comment, I always enjoy your posts :)

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  11. you have a really nice blog! respect :))

    aliiissia.blogspot.com

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  12. I haven't had time to read your latest posts, but I'm back now and catching up on the story. :)

    Thanks for all the nice words! x

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  13. I want to tell you how much I always look forward to your new posts. You've set my standards on how a good blog should be. You're very inspiring, thank youuu! <3

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  14. I want to know what happens next?

    breathes of favorite people is always best thing to listen me thinks.

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  15. How beautiful. Will be back for more.

    xo
    Henar
    www.ohmyvogue.com

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  16. i really love this post!!the pics are amazing! my best congrats dear!!

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  17. gorgeous photos , so incredibly inspiring

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  18. Amazing! I follow! Hope you can follow back!


    Kisses
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  19. Your photography ROCKS!!! Just sooo beautiful babe!
    kisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

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  20. your blog is really interesting, it's like a storybook. that's a very colorful title you have there too ;)

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  21. thank you for your lovely comment!

    xx

    Jenny
    www.rocknrollerr.com

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  22. I remember nights like these and the fire too.

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  23. Avi, thanks fro visiting ana ana banana, i really like the words and photos in yours. im following! Have a nice week!

    Ana

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  24. I feel like im there. Amazing!
    http://astudentrose.blogspot.co.uk/

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