To see an island

By Bernadette
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Paul Thek
Paul Thek
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Paul Thek

This year, I won't be so afraid to draw hands.

This year, resolutions:

PAUL THEK'S 96 SACRAMENTS

to wake up

to breath

to touch the earth

to pee

to wash

to prepare breakfast

to eat breakfast

to do the dishes

to clean up

to write a letter

to mail the letter

to go out

to see the sun

to do the shopping

to talk with some people

to buy a paper

to come home

to go to work

to work

to have work

to have lunch

to notice the light changing

to see a cat

to see a dog

to stop for a rest

to go home for dinner

to talk with a neighbor

to talk with a neighbor's child

to kiss someone

to eat dinner

to eat dinner with friends

to eat dinner with children

to eat dinner alone

to have dinner with someone

to think of love

to think of hope

to think

to dream, sing praises!

to plan

to write a poem

to read a poem

to forget bad things

to sing

to sing with someone

to hold hands

to hold anything

to hug

to get on a boat

to go somewhere

to eat a snack

to not eat a snack

to give away some money

to replace some technological education with some spiritual education

to see an island

to go swimming

to see somebody worse off

to see somebody better off

to go swimming nude

to make love in the daytime

to make love in the daytime with someone you love

to eat a peach

to comb your hair

to find a way to grow feathers

to satisfy all hunger in the world

to avoid dominations and dominating

to never stray

to be innocent of corruption

to not think (at least now and then)

to worship in another's church, in another way

to fly away into the air, high as a chicken, come back

to grow

to practice

to be just

to be stronger than you were

to understand a bit more

to like the ups & downs

to feel okay in spite of it all

to feel good knowing all the worst

to avoid being forced into defiance

to avoid emotional escalation

to forget the way

to make the way

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Paul Thek

’s 96 Sacraments were written in one of his notebooks (#75, 1975). Thek wrote in a journal daily in the 1970s and 80s. Upon his death he had filled almost 100 journals, most of which were black and white composition books.

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{1. drawing from

my sketchbook

2. unknown fashion photographs 3. Images from

The Whitney

, excerpts from

Paul Thek

’s notebook #75, c. 1975. Watermill Center Collection; courtesy Alexander and Bonin, New York. Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins.}

Pages from Paul Thek’s notebook #75, c. 1975. Watermill Center Collection; courtesy Alexander and Bonin, New York. Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

Pages from Paul Thek’s notebook #75, c. 1975. Watermill Center Collection; courtesy Alexander and Bonin, New York. Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

Pages from Paul Thek’s notebook #75, c. 1975. Watermill Center Collection; courtesy Alexander and Bonin, New York. Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

Pages from Paul Thek’s notebook #75, c. 1975. Watermill Center Collection; courtesy Alexander and Bonin, New York. Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

Pages from Paul Thek’s notebook #75, c. 1975. Watermill Center Collection; courtesy Alexander and Bonin, New York. Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

Pages from Paul Thek’s notebook #75, c. 1975. Watermill Center Collection; courtesy Alexander and Bonin, New York. Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

ArtBernadette Marie