“Sometimes you fall, spinning through space,
grasping for the things that keep you on this earth.
Sometimes you catch them. They can be the hands
of the people you love. They can be your pets-
pups with funny names, cats with ferocious old souls.
The thing that keeps you here can be your art.
It can be things you have collected and invested
with a certain sense of meaning. A flowered, buckled
treasure chest of secrets. Shoes that make you taller and,
therefore, closer to the heavens. A suit that belonged
to your fairy godmother. A dress that makes you feel a
little like the Goddess herself.
Sometimes you keep falling; you don’t catch anything.
Sometimes you fall, spinning through space,
grasping for the things that keep you here.
Sometimes you catch them. Sometimes you don’t.
Sometimes they catch you.”
– Francesca Lia Block, Necklace of Kisses