Sunday, December 21, 2008

More Slipping Glimpser

Because when I’m falling, I’m doing all right;

when I’m slipping, I say, hey, this is interesting!

It’s when I’m standing upright that bothers me:

I’m not doing so good; I’m stiff.

As a matter of fact, I’m really slipping, most of the time,

into that glimpse. I’m like a slipping glimpser…..

(Wllem de Kooning, Sketchbook1: Three Americans, 1960)

1 comment:

  1. Great quote. I'm not there. I'm more of a stiffing faller. Or a falling stiffer. Or standing uprighter. Sometimes I glimpse. Sometimes I slip. Mostly, I'm doing alright.