Possessions #15 - Nathan’s Tarantula Book.
My friend Nathan let me borrow this book. I was excited to read it, because that was back when I thought Bob Dylan was a genius. After getting through the foreword and opening chapter, I realized it was utter nonsense. Beautiful nonsense, but nonsense nonetheless.
So I decided to go through it, highlighting all the phrases that struck me most, completely forgetting it wasn’t my copy. For a few months, I titled most of my photos after those phrases.
Crystal Jukebox, The Heart of Light, Young Sensitive Dignity, Furious Yesterday, Erratic Purpose, Foxy Eyes of Abilene, Cut Throat High & Low, Symbol Squawking, Her Constant Foe, Dead As Their Legends, Bourgeois Ghosts, You Lazy Siren, Wonder Blazing, Zulu Sayings, My Worried Mind, Eyes That Leave You, Pure as Visions, A Man Called Simply That, A Thousand Sonnets, The Incredible Fall Apart, Nowhere Diminishing, Curious Belonging, Thermometer Dropping, The Going Daylight, and A Mad Pulse Harkening.
Some of my favorites I haven’t gotten to use yet are: Bones & Bygones, Nymph of No Conscience, Unimaginative Sleep, Wandering Apollo, Oh Hospitable Grave, A Tattletale Heart, Future Treason, Nothing Resembling Anything, Raw Glory, Blond Dynamite, Warm & Worthlessly Wild, Stolen Wanted Posters, and King of Your Kind.
One sentence I love is “if youre going to send me something, send me a key - i shall find the door where it fits, if it takes me the rest of my life”
Once Nathan saw what I was doing, he said I could keep it. Now it sits by my computer, and every so often, when I need to think of a title, I’ll flip through the book.