Pictures From A Life Less Lived

There is a light, and it never goes out

And you run, and you run to catch up with the sun, but it's sinking

That's the way you're built, my father said

Hard wired for downloading

Bursts of colour 'til I'm sick



Rosary, blessed in Lourdes

Seemed the wisest of philosophies

Do you really think she'll pull through?

I never really gave up on breaking out of this two-star town




Losing my attention, I'm taking the world on

"How you injure yourself isn't as important as recognizing that you do and what it means in your life."

Time takes a cigarette, puts it in your mouth

I can tell you I'm sorry, but I can't tell the truth dear

I packed a fishing line and counted on it


I hear you're counting sheep again Mary Jane

Trouble is diet's not a big enough word

Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way

But they're not yours, they are my own

This time I'm coming down



55 responses to “Pictures From A Life Less Lived

  1. mother4justice

    June 8, 2011 at 12:16 am

    sometimes pictures have more meaning than words, well done for sharing m4j

  2. Flower Monkey

    June 27, 2011 at 12:52 am

    beautiful photos.

    • halfwaybetweenthegutter

      June 27, 2011 at 2:46 am

      Thank you very much. I’m not a photographer, but wanted to include some pictures I’ve taken over the years to add a bit of personality.

  3. Vimal

    October 17, 2011 at 10:22 am

    this looks like an introduction :)

    wicked piercings!

    cool nail polish and that’s a nice song, too.. Hands, I mean.

  4. David Archer

    October 17, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Fantastic Pictures. I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour but heaven knows I’m miserable now. Must go as I have some frightening verse to write to a bucked tooth girl in Luxembourg.

    Stop being so bloody talented, leave some crumbs of creativity for us mere mortals, and stop using all the best words in the best order.

    One post and I am hooked, would it be wrong of me to say “Your’re the one for me, fatty” as I feel I have known you much much longer than one comment and one post.


    • halfwaybetweenthegutter

      December 8, 2011 at 4:59 am

      Haha, I missed this comment entirely and it’s just put a big smile on my face.

  5. Same little girl

    November 9, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Great pics, they say a lot :)

  6. secretsthatshouldntbe

    November 11, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Gotta love The Killers. I never really gave up on breaking out of this two-star town either.

  7. lukewater

    November 19, 2011 at 4:56 am

    chuck palahniuk, and joints
    can I join you?
    : )

  8. A fellow viewer of life

    November 29, 2011 at 4:12 am

    wow ur pictures are Art, v cool!
    ur photo journal inspires me to do more,
    push for more self expression.

  9. iamhillary

    November 29, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Ok, I have fully stalked out your blog. You seem awesome. I absolutely LOVE your piercings. I want a medusa piercing so bad. Does it ever mess with your gums? I’ve heard horror stories about it pushing back your gums.

    • halfwaybetweenthegutter

      November 29, 2011 at 8:41 pm

      Heh, thank you *smile*

      Medusa piercings can damage your gums, causing them to recede, but there are things you can do to help it. Getting a plastic (or Bioplast) bar rather than metal helps, as does good placement. It’s one of those things you don’t know if it’ll happen until it does, so I’d advise you to go for it! It you get any problems, it can always be taken out.

  10. Liz

    December 7, 2011 at 3:17 am

    Reading your blog makes me wish I could sit down with you and talk for hours over cigarettes and whiskey. I’m really awed by how brutally honest you are. It’s refreshing. Keep writing. <3

  11. Merouane

    December 8, 2011 at 4:35 am

    Wow, very telling.

    Thanks for following my Blog, i feel like it’s vindication that I’m not crazy, I sometimes feel like people read what I write and run the other way. hhh

    Thanks again, you are awesome, keep it up.

  12. halfwaybetweenthegutter

    December 8, 2011 at 4:56 am

    Heh, I feel exactly the same way, don’t worry about it. And thanks!

  13. byhisgrace211

    December 15, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    I really enjoyed this post! Pictures are awesome. Thanks for shaing! :-)

  14. shermeekaflies

    January 5, 2012 at 6:26 am

    I love your photos. I’m making one of them my desktop background.

  15. dkcjak

    January 7, 2012 at 4:57 am

    I see some knitting needles and yarn. Perhaps a fellow knit-a-holic? :D

  16. Mason Shala

    January 8, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I truly enjoy examining on this website , it contains great content . “Dream no small dreams. They have no power to stir the souls of men.” by Victor Hugo.

  17. rosecoloredclouds

    January 17, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    i love your pictures. idk if you have a flickr, but if not you should consider it. great writing in this blog, too! very engaging! I can relate to a lot of what you say. your mix of humor and sincerity are refreshing! glad to be blog buddies!

    • halfwaybetweenthegutter

      January 18, 2012 at 6:55 pm

      I don’t have a flickr, no. I did join and totally forgot about it. I suppose words are more ‘my thing’ than photos, but cheers for the suggestion. It’s good to know you!

  18. Kimi Finley

    January 25, 2012 at 1:07 am

    interesting to scroll through these…

  19. AA Hunter T

    January 30, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I genuinely enjoy looking at on this website , it has got wonderful blog posts.

  20. EscapingEntropy

    March 21, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Hello! Thanks for following my blog, I’ll follow you back! I can relate so much to your writing. I also notice we share a love of Bret Easton Ellis and Chuck Palahniuk… and Morrissey! :)

  21. Lexi

    March 26, 2012 at 4:21 am

    These pictures are so beautiful. Each and every one of them. <3

  22. reversinginsanity

    March 27, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Thanks for the peek into you. I enjoyed your photos a lot.

  23. Broken Light: A Photography Collective

    April 1, 2012 at 5:18 am

    You have some beautiful photos here. Come by some time and see if you are a match for our photography group/online gallery. The tie that binds is that we all have experienced at some point or been touched by depression or other
    mental health issues. If you feel it is a fit, we would welcome a submission from you! You are very talented.

  24. jillgallagher

    April 9, 2012 at 2:09 am

    Hugs from a kindred

  25. debbierea

    May 16, 2012 at 7:47 am

    These pictures are so moving, I also feel the depth of the Alanis Morisette and Jewel references, very powerful.

  26. kaygravell

    May 21, 2012 at 10:00 am

    I love your photos.

  27. spiritblack

    May 23, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    that mulcher needs a good clean :)

  28. Skye

    May 30, 2012 at 5:32 am

    Gorgeous photographs. You really touch me. I forget who said this “We are all such amazing combinations of wisdom and woundedness.”
    Thanks for showing both.

  29. lorraineblack90

    June 7, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I saw that you had followed my blog (or outlet, because I don’t realy blog, I vent) and decided to check yours out. Your username really called to me, if that makes any sense, and made me come and look at your blog with the sensation that I’d get something interesting, and it hasn’t failed me. Your blog is brilliant, and quite different, and I really like that.

    I also love the photographs. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, and sometimes, even more. Photography is one of my favourite things, but I haven’t felt the call that much lately, but I like it so much because it’s an image of your life, a projection of yourself and your thoughts, and it’s very personal, so props for putting them up here. They’re extremely expressive to me, something that I always appreciate in photography, because it’s obvious that it came from inside yourself.

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    June 29, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Hey… I’ve been browsing since you posted in the reduce suicide and self harm page on Facebook.

    I could tell you how many things you’ve said have struck a chord, how many things we have in common… but i hope to get to know you here instead.

    • halfwaybetweenthegutter

      July 2, 2012 at 3:31 am

      Hi Laura. Thanks for having a look; I really appreciate it!

      Hope to get you know you better.

  32. Raven

    August 15, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Superb photography!

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