Always and Always Alone

“We are all animals, and therefore, we are continually being attracted. That this attraction should extend to what is called love is a human misfortune cultivated by novelists. It is the horror we feel of ourselves, that is of being alone with ourselves, which draws us to love, but this love should happen only once, and never be repeated, if we have, as we should, learnt our lesson, which is that we are, all and each one of us, always and always alone.”
Henry Green, Letter to  G.W. 9 June 1954

Illuminated Squares

“Through tree-lined streets, past the terraced houses, I float, catching glimpses of those other, happier, families through the illuminated squares of their little brick boxes.”
Viv Albertine, Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys (2014)