“You are marvelous…”

by Ellie McHale

Because, who doesn’t love Tom Waits reading “a laughing heart” by Charles Bukowski? This reading makes my eyes watery every time I hear it.

A Life In Paperback

Here is something I think everyone should read and/or listen to every single day. This is a well versed love letter to any human who feels not quite right. I cried the first time I watched this clip. Not only do I love Tom Waits, I love Charles Bukowski and his work.

 

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight

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