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Bloom was a 2003 art installation to mark the closing of the Massachusetts Mental Health Center facility. (It has since reopened in another facility). Anna Schuleit designed the installation which involved 28,000 potted flowers. Bloom was open for four days, after which all the flowers were donated to hospitals, psychiatric wards, and prisons.
These romantic images depict the relationship between a man and a fallen celestial object, an affair that would last the rest of their… well his life, at least.
(via: My Modern Met)
It was the year of tufted grasses. It was the year of questions. It was the year of fog over the vineyard. The year you started falling. A damaged year. It was the year of sails in the distance and knots here. It was the year without refuge. It was the year of bog orchids, early runoff, unaccountable swelling. It was the year of sweet peppers in August and patience, a year without diagnosis. It was the year of storms on both sides of the window, of your pain. It was a year without skin. A year of testing. It came without warning or instructions. It was the year of swallows caked under the bridge, of difficulty swallowing. It was the year of small foxes, white pelicans, one brown pelican far from its coast. Outside, the war deepened but we couldn’t turn our faces to it. It was a year of drought. It was a year without syntax or punctuation. It was the year of disarray. It was the year of mountains looking away, seeming to look away.
“I last saw you 32 years ago when I was wearing these. I have thought about you each day since that last time you boarded the plane at the San Diego Airport. I don’t know if I miss you, if I miss who we were going to be together or if I miss who I was when I was 21.”