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I was much too far out all my life,

and not waving, but drowning.

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Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
I was much further out than you thought
And not waving but drowning.

Poor chap, he always loved larking
And now he's dead
It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way,
They said.

Oh, no no no, it was too cold always
(Still the dead one lay moaning)
I was much too far out all my life
And not waving but drowning.

~Stevie Smith


accurate representation as of 01/2010

a clockwork orange, alice in wonderland, animal rights, astronomy, autism, bad science, banksy, barenaked ladies, belle&sebastian, bill bailey, blythe dolls, bob dylan, bonzo dog doo-dah band, bowie eyes, calvin and hobbes, camus, cats in sinks, charity shops, chuck palahniuk, coffee, colourful eyeshadow, conducting the orchestra, conspiracy theories, cthulhu impressions, dali, david bowie, david shrigley, depression, dissociation, dorothea tanning, douglas coupland, dr seuss, drag queens, dresden dolls, ecstasy, eddie izzard, edgar allan poe, edward gorey, edward scissorhands, elliott smith, etymology, european cinema, existentialism, feminism, frabjous days!, francis bacon (the artist), frida kahlo, george orwell, getting high on ventolin, gogol bordello, gormenghast, graffiti, grotesques, hats with cat ears, hello kitty, hieronymus bosch, hützgasms, indoor rock climbing, insomnia, israel, jhonen vasquez, klezmer, knitting, la vie existential, lauren greenfield, learning languages, leopard print, linguistics, literature, london at night, manic street preachers, mental illness, michael rosen, mike leigh, monty python, morrissey, moshi-moshi!, neutral milk hotel, nick cave, nick cave's moustache, nick drake, nicky wire, nina simone, nine inch nails, om nom chom chomsky, oscar wilde, panic attacks, pete n dud, philosophical talk over coffee, philosophy, photography, piercings, placebo, playing on grand pianos, propaganda, psychotic depression, regina spektor, richey edwards, roald dahl, rocky horror, roman dirge, rufus wainwright, secret gardens, serial killers, shakespeare, slightly-left-of-reform judaism, socially conscientious vandalism, south african accents, spongebob squarepants, st sebastian&his arrows, stargazing, staring contests, stars, stay beautiful, stephen fry, street art, street photography, summer thunderstorms, taschen art books, tattoos, tea: drink of life, tel aviv, the flying pig, the lemursaurus, the nightmare before christmas, the outsiders, the royal tenenbaums, the tiger lillies, the wildhearts, theodor kittelsen, thrift stores, tim minchin, tom waits, twin peaks, university challenge, urban decay, vegetarianism, vincent cassel, volunteer work, wasting time in bookshops, windowzoo, ישראל

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