"Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to. Stay home on New Year’s Eve if that’s what makes you happy. Skip the committee meeting. Cross the street to avoid making aimless chitchat with random acquaintances. Read. Cook. Run. Write a story."
Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
Sasha Weiss on her visit to the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference, the largest annual literary gathering in North America: http://nyr.kr/1lv1y18
“The conference drew me back to literature’s first principles and primary preoccupations. Sure, there was talk of buying and selling, but most of what I heard was about how books help us make sense of war, death, and what we owe to other people.”
Photograph by Joe Mabel.
My love. Elliot Bay Bookstore.
When the weekend comes I know I’ll feel alive
You will be the last thing on my mind
No regrets, do you know what that means?
"You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles."
C. JoyBell C. (via observando)
"I know. I’m very hard to talk to. I realize that."
The Catcher in the Rye (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
My nerves are bad tonight. Yes, bad. Stay with me.
Speak to me. Why do you never speak? Speak.
What are you thinking of? What thinking? What?
I never know what you are thinking. Think."
T.S. Eliot, from The Waste Land
"All is always now. Words strain,
Crack and sometimes break, under the burden,
Under the tension, slip, slide, perish,
Will not stay still."
T. S. Eliot