Because when you were seventeen
didn’t you ever want to create something beautiful and pure
just so that one day you could set it on fire
and then watch the city light up as it burned?
didn’t you want to do that every day of your life?
nothing should be forever.
Bands should do one single and then split-up,
fanzines finish after one flawless issue,
lovers leave in the rain at 5am
and never be seen again
habit and fear of change are the worst reasons for ever doing anything.
We want to burn in bright colours and go pop,
to be giddy, impulsive and silly,
to kiss people in new places –
exquisitely – and dare to tear things apart.
The first act of revolution is destruction
and the first thing to destroy is the past.
like falling in love
it reminds us we’re alive.
(Irwin Barbe Photography)