I’ve tried to understand why, even though Jimmy is dead, there are so many people who feel that he is living. I think the secret is that Jimmy’s personality was so strong as to be unforgettable. I know people who have only seen him on the screen, but they were as affected by his character and his attitude toward life as if they had known him. They say that he existed so forcefully that when they heard his name or saw his picture, something inside their hearts and minds would become active. - Nick Adams

I’ve tried to understand why, even though Jimmy is dead, there are so many people who feel that he is living. I think the secret is that Jimmy’s personality was so strong as to be unforgettable. I know people who have only seen him on the screen, but they were as affected by his character and his attitude toward life as if they had known him. They say that he existed so forcefully that when they heard his name or saw his picture, something inside their hearts and minds would become active. - Nick Adams

Every little trifle, for some reason, does seem incalculably important today, and when you say of a thing that ‘nothing hangs on it,’ it sounds like blasphemy. There’s never any knowing—(how am I to put it?)—which of our actions, which of our idlenesses won’t have things hanging on it for ever.

E.M. Forster, Where Angels Fear to Tread (via heavenrants)

Anthem of the Angels

kids-in-the-street:

Days go on forever 
But I have not left your side 
We can chase the dark together 
If you go then so will I 

There is nothing left of you 
I can see it in your eyes 
Sing the anthem of the angels 
And say the last goodbye 
I keep holding onto you 
But I can’t bring you back to life 
Sing the anthem of the angels 
Then say the last goodbye