“Later he would say that Church led him to God, and LSD led him to the universe. He also said that art led him to devil, and sex kept him with the devil”.
I misplaced my old copy of #JustKids a few years ago. I remember the first time I read it. There was a vague internal restlessness. Wordless nights. There was mixture of understanding and envy. I was moved by Patti and Robert’s relationship, its intensity, their passionate single minded devotion towards creating art. Who can know the heart of youth but youth itself. The innocence, the devotion, the heightened awareness, the disconnect. The heading of Robert’s letter—“Patti—What I think—Robert”. I wrote a few such letters with similar headings every time I craved honesty, yet dishonestly never sent them. I got another copy a few months ago. Same book and the words are colliding and exploding again, a tad differently. The mutual dreams, the hungry years, marshmallows, melancholy, intimacy.
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