Today is the birthday of Mark Doty (born August 10, 1953), poet and memoirist.
"The physical reinvention of the world is endless, relentless, fascinating, exhaustive; nothing that seems solid is. If you could stand at just a little distance in time, how fluid and shape-shifting physical reality would be, everything hurrying into some other form, even concrete, even stone." — Mark Doty
"Being in grief, it turns out, is not unlike being in love. In both states, the imagination is entirely occupied with one person … Everything that touches us seems to relate back to that center; there is no other emotional life, no place outside the universe of feeling centered on the pivotal figure." – Mark Doty
"Love, I think, is a gateway to the world, not an escape from it." — Mark Doty
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Fireside Cats: 1955 - Columbus, Georgia, circa 1955, and the youngsters last seen here. The Buick is out of the picture, replaced by a battleship and a cat; clothes and hair hav...
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