I can drink all the wine I want and write all the metaphors that will fit in the stars, but love is just ink stuck on paper.

—Forrest Lane

This is a video I’m certain I’ve posted before, but it’s one of the most brilliant videos I’ve ever seen. As someone who photographs everything with the knowledge that nothing is permanent, this video hits home on so many levels. It’s so easy to get lost in a memory sparked by a photograph, and I love how sweet this video tells that story, and I cry a little every time I watch this, but I watch it often to remind myself to take photos, to live moments, to keep important people around because nothing is permanent, but as long as I’m alive, I’ll have my memories, and as long as I’m alive it’s important to share them with other people.

Lions, Narrow Arrow, and Zach Gilleran @ The Longbranch Saloon in Knoxville, TN

lonelylonelylonelyeyes and I went to Worlds Fair Park last night at 1am and it was my favorite thing in the world

Did It Rain All These Days?

Was it Helplessness Blues on late afternoons?

Or, maybe it was late nights sleeping in cars,

Or early mornings waking up next to empty hotel mini-bars?

Was it somewhere between youth and adulthood,

Inbetween fingers

And kissing in the woods,

Or in alleyways,

And parking lots next to homeless tweakers?

No, I got it.

Was it in the mud on your sneakers?

The grass stains on my knees?

The venom in the stings from sweat bees?

No?

Was it in the glistening in your eyes when you first said “You’re mine”?

Or was it somewhere between us and the sheets when I woke next to you that first night?

Did it rain all these days? I know it can’t be.

But, it’s rained everyday you’ve spent running away from me.

Did you really leave when you decided to just go?

Because I’m a little drunk now, and this girl sleeping next to me needs to know.

So, please just tell me one more thing.

If you could, would you see me?

Would you show up at my door?

Or, would you even let me walk the stairs to yours?

Can we stop searching for love in all the wrong places?

I’ve been searching for so long and I still can’t find someone to replace this.

Can we look for love in each other?

I’ve searched a long time, I doubt there’ll ever be another.

Is never forever after all?

Or is forever really forever, even after the fall?

—Forrest Lane

Jake and I took some quick snaps last night at the Twista show.

Last night was one of the greatest nights of my life. Good friends, good pizza, good music— I couldn’t ever ask for anything more. Thanks to everyone who was a part of it.

TWISTA CONCERT TONIGHT

photographs to follow :) :)

Found at the Fair

I found some weird shit at my local fair. The top photo is of some photographs that won awards in the photography competition, namely the one of the cat being washed in a sink, and the perfectly-titled one next to it named “Junk in the Trunk.” The photograph below it is of a suggestive mural outside the Mirror Maze.

Big Awesome @ Knoxville, TN house show

It’s not about whether or not you will survive. You will. It’s about how you survive— who you let help you survive. You’re going to make it one way or another. Why not let someone else help.

D.J. Young from Split Family

@ House Show in Knoxville, TN

Split Family @ House Show in Knoxville, TN

Shot by Forrest Lane

Went to the fair with brokencrownsxx and it was the best thing ever and I got really queazy and ate the best taco I’ve ever had and there were snowcones and personal pan pizzas and it was awesome.