The Lover’s Almanac 8 September – To be Alone, or not to be Alone – art by Maria Lassnig – Bret Mosley

Dear Zazie,

Here is today’s Lover’s Almanac from Mac Tag dedicated to his muse.  Follow us on twitter @cowboycoleridge.  Rhett

The Lover’s Almanac

Dear Muse,

today we will turn the reins over to Rhett.

Zazie, I read your note, My Prediction.  here it is rewritten in verse:

One day you will say to yourself
“I wish I had hugged her more!”
At the same time I will be lying
in someone’s arms
not thinking of you!

I can feel your angst, and as you know, that is somethin’ we know a helluvalot about around here.  swear to god, love is the hardest damn thing to figure out.  i reckon you are strugglin’ with the age old delimma; to be alone, or not to be alone.

i think some people are wired for bein’ alone.  so the first thing you should do is figure that out.  it works for me.  i had my one dance with love and when it did not work out i was done.  i turned to sex and art and found that they were perfectly acceptable substitutes.  jett has not proven he can be alone.  he still believes in fallin’ in love.  hell, he probly has time for a couple more divorces!  mac tag has about decided that alone will work for him.  a dark-haired beauty recently told him not to give up hope.  his response; hope is a fickle, cold-hearted bitch.  but he allows it did not help that he told her to go to hell.

if not to be alone is your choice, then it comes down to this; do you keep searchin’ for the one, or do you settle for close enough.  if you are lucky enough to find the one, well then congratulations.  you win at life.  but i have only known one couple who won, so good luck with that.  if you are with someone who is close, you will have to work your butt off to keep it.  therapy, lots of communication, patience, understandin’… jesus, i would rather go get drunk, find Ms. Right-for-the-Night, and be home by first light.

hope that helps.  stay in touch.  we will figure this out.

for the song of the day, another from our friend Bret Mosley ( his version of Poke by the Frightened Rabbits, pretty much covers to be alone, or not to be alone in one song.



Maria Lassnig
Maria Lassnig 2009.jpg

Today is the birthday of Maria Lassnig ( Kappel am Krappfeld, Austria 8 September 1919 – 6 May 2014 Vienna); Austrian artist known for her painted self-portraits and her theory of “body awareness”. She was the first female artist to win the Grand Austrian State Prize in 1988 and was awarded the Austrian Decoration for Science and Art in 2005.


Maria Lassnig, Expressive Self-Portrait, 1945

Maria Lassnig, Körpergehäuse, 1951

Maria Lassnig, Napoleon und Brigitte Bardot, 1961

Maria Lassnig, Selbstporträt mit Stab, 1971



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