I wanted to start my blog, OK, GO AHEAD, like right away, because I was so excited to finally make one of these blogs for my very own self, so naturally I used whatever was around. I had just seen the old Madonna press covers on washingtonpost.com or something, and the mash-up with Rilke, who sat atop a pile of books in the bedroom, made delicious sense. Now that I think about it, they both are/were artists who seem obsessed with a love of human love and making what is divine, immediate. Something to that effect. The text excerpted from R. M. Rilke express ideas that once upon a time saved my life. Like "if dangers are present, love them." And I never stray far from Madonna. And that's where this all started, for the record.