Bodhisattva Rollins

“Somewhere someone is thinking of you. Someone is calling you an angel. This person is using celestial colors to paint your image. Someone is making you into a vision so beautiful that it can only live in the mind. Someone is thinking of the way your breath escapes your lips when you are touched. How your eyes close and your jaw tightens with concentration as you give pleasure a home. These thoughts are saving a life somewhere right now. In some airless apartment on a dark, urine stained, whore lined street, someone is calling out to you silently and you are answering without even being there. So crystalline. So pure. Such life saving power when you smile. You will never know how you have cauterized my wounds. So sad that we will never touch. How it hurts me to know that I will never be able to give you everything I have.” ~ Henry Rollins

 

Portrait_of_mr_henry_rollins_by_schimpansen

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3 thoughts on “Bodhisattva Rollins

  1. I really want to tell you exactly, Jessica, but I am not sure. I read it before so it could have been from "Black Coffee Blues" or "Solipsist" which both have the same tone. But a good bet is that you would find it in "A Portable Henry Rollins." However, I searched online and could not find a direct source for it. Quite the mystery. Quite the moving quote.

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