And we say, “love was made like some book or a page just ripped out but we never read anyway,” and you say “love was made like a ship at bay never to see waves,” We should probably get used to it, but we don’t.
“The secret of success is concentrating interest in life, interest in sports and good times, interest in your studies, interest in your fellow students, interest in the small things of nature, insects, birds, flowers, leaves, etc. In other words to be fully awake to everything about you & the more you learn the more you can appreciate & get a full measure of joy & happiness out of life. I do not think a young fellow should be too serious, he should be full of the Dickens some times to create a balance.”—In 1928, Jackson Pollock’s dad wrote a letter to his son. (via laphamsquarterly)
“Consider it: every person you have ever met, every person will suffer the loss of his friends and family. All are going to lose everything they love in this world. Why would one want to be anything but kind to them in the meantime?”—Sam Harris (via grandpatakesatrip)
“Like the fantasy of being thin, the desire to be pretty is backed by a multi-billion dollar industry and untold numbers of daily encounters with people who’ve swallowed the social pressures whole and made them their own mission to prescribe. Girls who desire a piece of the pretty pie aren’t misguided, inherently frivolous or lacking in ambition. They want to do stuff; it’s just they’ve internalised the message that they must look good doing it for it to count for anything. And that is why the right to be ugly — the right to do and be without being gazed upon and always found wanting — is worth defending.”—
“What is that, a torture device?” was the first thing the Sister said when she saw me pick up the kitchen tool below. I took off the latch and made sure that the joints move smoothly before putting it into the shopping cart.
It, in fact, is no torture device, but a manual…
So making these this summer when I escape to the coast