Ephemerality

Apr 24, 2014

"Writing is hard work. A clear sentence is no accident. Very few sentences come out right the first time, or even the third time. Remember this in moments of despair. If you find that writing is hard, it’s because it is hard. It’s one of the hardest things that people do."

—William Zinsser (via writingquotes)

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Apr 24, 2014

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Apr 24, 2014

"Art exists purely to show you a way out—of loneliness, of darkness—into a very select club of unique individuals which, as it turns out, includes absolutely everyone.

I cannot think of a higher purpose on this planet than to do your part in that great work. Finding the exits, pointing them out. Being the first through the door to make sure it’s safe. Opening the windows, letting the light in. Sometimes dragging people screaming across the threshold, but mostly just shrugging if they don’t want to hear it yet. Because the thing about loneliness is, it’s not a natural state and it’s not something that finds an equilibrium: It’s a negative space, a vacuum, with whole worlds poised and trembling to come rushing in.

Faith, Hope, Charity, Love: These are all verbs that accomplish it, on their way toward some other purpose. Art is the only human activity that was designed—specifically, and solely—for the purpose of reaching across time and space so that one person can say to another person, ‘There. I have felt this too. And now we are both so much less alone.’ To shred the dark into little pieces, and put things right again."

Jacob Clifton, whose amazing, hilarious, humanist Television Without Pity recaps I will miss very dearly. (via girlwithlandscape)

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Apr 24, 2014

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Apr 23, 2014

"We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an impairment equivalent to a blood alcohol level of .1 percent. We would never say, ‘This person is a great worker! He’s drunk all the time!’ yet we continue to celebrate people who sacrifice sleep for work."

Apr 23, 2014

"This episode was all about how the tiniest, seemingly innocuous disturbances can throw off the orbit of a person’s life, sending him or her careening off and colliding into other people’s paths: a misplaced purse, a malfunctioning conference-call box, a love note removed from a vase of flowers. (And that’s what Mad Men is so, so good at: the inevitable yet somehow still surprising consequences of actions we don’t think matter at the time.) It seems Sally came crashing into Don’s ever-more-depressing little universe at just the right moment, offering him what might be the most unconditional love he’s ever known." —The Atlantic

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Apr 23, 2014

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