I felt despair. The word’s overused and banalified now, *despair*, but it’s a...– David Foster Wallace, A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again
…the internet, for all its snarking, is still the best place we’ve come up...– Tess Lynch, on Internet K-Holes
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Debt increases by recent U.S Presidents: Reagan 186% Bush II 72% Bush I 54% Clinton 41% Obama 23% (Source: Congressional Budget Office) ————— “So suck on that, Tea Party.” (Source: me)
Shame breeds three things; fear, blame, and disconnection. So how do we practice...– Dr. Brene Brown, “Courage, Compassion, Connection”
mills replied to your post: I think all of us who suffer from periodic or chronic despair console ourselves with this idea: that experience is comparative, that bliss depends on misery for its structure. I’m not sure that it’s really the case, though. Still: “Wait and Hope.” ————- I’m not really sure it’s the case either, but I’m more inclined to believe...
There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is only the...– Alexander Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
I tell you this to break your heart, by which I mean only that it break open...– - Mary Oliver (via lowrising)
“Wise Up” - Aimee Mann Aimee Mann was...
Decemberists new music video based on Eschaton... →
And directed by the co-creator and show runner for Parks and Recreation! This is way too many things I love coming together all at once!
Some days in late August at home are like this, the air thin and eager like...– William Faulkner, The Sound and The Fury
Thanks for all the great suggestions folks, much appreciated. Determined to make the most out of the limited time I have here. And tonight is already looking fantastic: dinner with Mills and Abby! Super excited!
Favorite things to do in San Francisco? Anybody?
Here’s a secret: Everyone, if they live long enough, will lose their way...– Nick Flynn, The Ticking is the Bomb
I think all of us are always five years old in the presence and absence of our...– Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
hidingundertrees asked: You are offered the chance to strike from history one Beatles song. Which one gets the chop?
When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement....– Mary Oliver (via vaporeuse)
Where Children Sleep (NYTimes.com) →
Mr. Mollison’s new book, “Where Children Sleep,” had its origins in a project undertaken for a children’s charity several years ago. As he considered how to represent needy children around the world, he wanted to avoid the common devices: pleading eyes, toothless smiles. When he visualized his own childhood, he realized that his bedroom said a lot about what sort of life he led. So he set out to...
a bright wall in a dark room.: Reader's Request... →
brightwalldarkroom: Imperfect Perfection/Perfect Imperfection by Andrew Root Ever wonder why romantic restaurants keep their lights dim? Or why stylistically romantic photography uses a soft focus? There’s something about not being able to see the object of your affection clearly that corresponds to…