The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work,...– Mary Oliver, Blue Pastures (via cityography)
Some Nights - Fun.
annotations: You Can Have It All - Yo La Tengo ...
A text I never thought I'd be sending to my 64...
“How was the Coldplay concert last night?” UPDATE! Mom responds: “Excellent concrt. Terrible warm up bands.” Because that’s what you call them, warm-up bands.
I am madly in love with this letter
beenthinking: via Letters of Note: On May 10th of 1934, a month after the publication of his new novel, Tender Is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote to his friend, Ernest Hemingway, and asked for his honest opinion on the book — a tale about Dick and Nicole Diver, a couple based largely on mutual acquaintances of both Fitzgerald and Hemingway: Gerald and Sara Murphy… (Source: Ernest...
My son asks me many things every day: a litany of curiosity. He is very nearly three, and that is what he is supposed to be doing, all the books say. But what they don’t say is what the answers are; I figured I would know by now, being a fully grown real life adult and all. But some questions can’t be answered, for various reasons, practical and otherwise, and those are the ones he...
I am still every age that I have been. Because I was once a child, I am always a...– Madeleine L’Engle
Move over New York, America loves Seattle most →
It sometimes feels like Seattle is overlooked among the nation’s major cities. We have a breathtaking skyline, several professional sport teams (even if we are down one from a few years ago), and a unique and diverse culture— but for some reason the Pacific Northwest doesn’t always get the same props the L.A. and New York big shots do. Well, there is new evidence that not only is Seattle on the...
When I Am Asked - Lisel Mueller
When I am asked how I began writing poems, I talk about the indifference of nature. It was soon after my mother died, a brilliant June day, everything blooming. I sat on a gray stone bench in a lovingly planted garden, but the day lilies were as deaf as the ears of drunken sleepers and the roses curved inward. Nothing was black or broken and not a leaf fell and the sun blared endless commercials...
Toddlers Remember Better Than You Think (Slate) →
Excerpt: Think of memory as like orzo, Bauer says. “It’s not like one big piece of lasagna noodle. Memories are made up of these little tiny bits of information that are coming in literally across the entire cortex. Parts of the brain are taking those little bits of information and knitting them together into something that’s going to endure and be a memory.” Adults have a fine-mesh net to...
People always clap for the wrong things.– J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
“Bright Lanterns” - Tallest Man on...
The primary goal of parenting, beyond keeping our children safe and loved, is to...– Gordon Livingston
A tendancy to melancholy…let it be observed, is a misfortune, not a fault.– Abraham Lincoln
One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.– Iris Murdoch
things kids say #214
Elliott (2 1/2): Do you think that that’s funny what I did, Madeline? Madeline (5): Yes it was funny. It made my heart giggle with you.
When I remember that dizzy summer, that dull, stupid, lovely, dire summer, it...– Michael Chabon, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Man, I am so glad it’s Tuesday!– Nobody, ever.
Many adults are put off when youngsters pose scientific questions. Children ask...– Carl Sagan (via ohioclaire) (via kristinamarie)
Egg - C.G. Hanzlicek
I’m scrambling an egg for my daughter. “Why are you always whistling?” she asks. “Because I’m happy.” And it’s true, Though it stuns me to say it aloud, There was a time when I wouldn’t Have seen it as my future. It’s partly a matter Of who is there to eat the egg. The self fallen out of love with itself Through the tedium of familiarity, Or this little self, So curious, so hungry, Who emerged...