Just a little fanart of the new Sia’s single: The greatest. I’m really deeply touched by the tribute she gave to the victims of Orlando’s shooting. I feel that, with artists like her, earth is a less dreadful place to live in.
It’s a weird feeling. You want to move on, but at the same time, something holds you back. The realisation, maybe, that the future you’ve been waiting so long for is actually happening. It’s scary. You don’t want to mess it up. You want it so badly to be perfect that you almost avoid it, so it can stay perfect, stay a dream, forever. But the thing is, you have to do it. You have to move on. Whether it’s scary or not. You’ll regret it forever if you don’t. And the world is waiting for you. Maybe.
Push me from the highway overpass—let’s leave the story there, let’s leave the body whole in mid-air illuminated by oncoming headlights, a tiny song, a pixel in the pixelated mouth of hope, or whatever it is that propels us through the door of tomorrow & since there was no key, I guess I’ll swallow the door.
Hieu Minh Nguyen, “Notes on Staying,” published in The Offing