Reflections and books and identity
mythologyofblue: “It is like this: Imagine you hold the cover of a book up to a mirror and the lettering is not reversed. What this means is that you are not seeing a reflection of the book but rather the book itself. What this means is that you are not yourself but rather your reflection. I see the book.” —Lucy Ives, from “Nineties” in the sixteenth issue of Triple Canopy. (triplecanopy) ...
i don’t know how to explain the way I’m feeling right about now. untethered, without a plan for the day, settling into the company of two of my close friends, and making a conscious effort to not worry about any single thing. just thought i’d let you all know that it’s marvelous, even without an eloquent word-dress for what “it” is.
i connect with my grandmother so easily.
then, i look at my mother, and can’t help but wonder how she developed to be so incredibly dissimilar. especially given the fact that they are both intelligent women who are *never* wrong, even when they are. my grandmother, in one corner, approaches this with humor and dry wit, my mother in the other with a battering ram of superiority and obstinacy.
this week of keeping my grandparents entertained...
i love them dearly, but it’s been all systems go for eight days now and i’m running out of steam, a bit. just in time to drive them to the Legion of Honor art museum and then to Union Square and back home. if my smile seems frozen the next time any of you sees me, it’s because yes, if you make an expression for too long without stopping, your face WILL be stuck like that.
The depth of learning is in direct relation to the intensity of the experience.– Robert Monroe (via lucifelle)
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write,...– Alvin Toffler, Future Shock (via bookmania) and somehow they multiply, seemingly by the day.
Someone calculated the points of every Whose Line...
icantfeelmyarms: edfreemaybe: Wayne Brady: 50,072,587,425 Ryan Stiles: 11,113,372,791.5 Colin Mochrie: 3,012,399,040.5 Chip Esten: 2,004,047,000 Greg Proops: 1,001,122,117 Brad Sherwood: 1,071,980.5 Denny Segal: 1,059,560 Karen Maruyama: 1,004,450 Kathy Greenwood: 59,810 Stephen Colbert: 12,000 Kathy Griffin: 5,000 Ian Gomez: 4,000 Jeff Davis: 3,300 Josie Lawrence: 3000 Whoopi Goldberg: 2,500...
I had to reblog.
gatsby: hey i just met you
gatsby: and this is crazy
gatsby: but i'm going to spend most of my life and wealth in an attempt to pursue you for your stunning vapidness and the warped image of yourself created in my mind as a precursor to my eventual fall
gatsby: so call me maybe
Her imagination had gotten the best of her. She needed a change. Her imagination...– The Ice Storm, Rick Moody (via lackadackles) This does not apply to me, currently, but the words fit together in a way I’d like to remember.
I, a universe of atoms, an atom in the universe.– Richard Feynman (via corazonespintabayo)
I wrote (President Ferdinand) Marcos and I told him, ‘I have vowed never to...– BENIGNO “NINOY” AQUINO, during a speech in Los Angeles, 1983. He was assassinated by President Marcos three years later; his death sparked the “People Power” movement that overthrew the Marcos regime. (via inothernews)
Earth, isn’t this what you want? To arise in us, invisible? Is it not your...– Rainer Maria Rilke (via lucifelle)
princessofjerks: doyourwardance: getyourpokeon: shootingstarsonly: fatbrat: alexinwunderland: gordomentality: abbyxjanky: defeatthecarrier: I believe we are out here trying to function. My dearest friends, everyone. Jesus. Hahaha. it hurt my siiiide…it hurt my siiiiiide This is all andrew and i do ever. Come for the ARIZONA ICED TEA Stay for the Capri Sun TEARS. ...
To end the misery that has afflicted the human condition for thousands of years,...– Eckhart Tolle (via moreofamore)
Experts in ancient Greek culture say that people back then didn’t see their...– Chuck Palahniuk (via lucifelle)
how i know i'm evolving; or, there are scones in...
solitude’s role changes; its ability to smother wanes. i have found myself seeking it out, even. the thoughts that sprout under the sun of my attention to myself are becoming things of beauty, things worth tending (this in comparison to the nettles and thorns that dominated in past times due to my overwrought misassumption that i found myself without company for “a reason,” of my...