unicorn mountain

Unicorn Tolerance

Drawn to the dark
Covered by the blood when possible
Call to the corners
To any open Crucible
Easy to reach
Bearing every mark unmissibly
Wanna leave behind some token of what I carried with me
Search in the storm drains
Sleep in the underpasses
Try hard to look hard
Behind my blackout sunglasses

But I have high unicorn tolerance
I have high unicorn tolerance
I have high unicorn tolerance
I have high unicorn tolerance

Swim with real sharks
Those who never speak when spoken to
Hard limits fade into memory
Once broken through
Scaling the well
Every single day instinctively
Feel shame real shame
For what my friends must think of me
Dig through the graveyard
Rub the bones against my face
It gets real nice around the graveyard
Once you’ve acquired the taste
And when the clouds do clear away
Get a momentary chance to see
The thing I’ve been trying to beat to death
The soft creature that I used to be
The better animal I used to be

Draw where I’m drawn
Seldom wonder why just follow you
Never blame the rags that swallowed me
For the place the river took me to
Long life to the spiders
Safe travels to the crow
Love to the ghosts
Who taught me everything I know

But I have high unicorn tolerance
I have high unicorn tolerance
But I have high unicorn tolerance
I have high unicorn tolerance

from Goths (2017)

amystrozzi: Fun facts about #YvonneStrahovski: 1- She is obsessed with #RoseHipOil for her skincare and doesn’t use much else 2- I think this is the most serious expression I’ve ever seen on her since we’re laughing 98% of the time and 3- after our glam session yesterday she gave @clarissanya and I sage that she picked and bundled herself from the mountainside. 🌿❤️ Now go catch up on #TheHandmaidsTale on #Hulu! #PraiseBe [x]

2

GET BETTER: for when it’s 3 am and you’re having a breakdown and decide the best time to turn your life around is Now 

this year - the mountain goats / zoom - last dinosaurs / medicine - daughter / don’t let it get to you - rostam / dust - childcare / amy aka spent gladiator 1 - the mountain goats / first - cold war kids / second - magnus bechmann / just do it - copacabana club / unicorn tolerance - the mountain goats / i wanna get better - bleachers

(listen on spotify)

2

Photographs by Trude Guermonprez (Elsesser)
Robert Rauschenberg and Ingeborg Svarc Lauterstein, students at Black Mountain College c.1948-1949.
Lauterstein is dressed as a centaur or unicorn for a party. Costume designed and created by Robert Rauschenberg.
From the Black Mountain College Research Project Papers, Visual Materials, Box 87, courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.