“To be a coward means to know that there is something important to be afraid of. That knowledge creates the germ of the hero, who, by means of playing out the heroic role, confronts his cowardice and moves on.” Robert J. Landy, Persona and Performance
“If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. As it is, the quickest of us walk about well wadded with stupidity.” George Eliot, Middlemarch
Moments with Pop
Today is my last day as a couch-crasher/bed-borrower/free-loader so I am spending it at my parents’ house in NJ. Already had three great moments with my dad this morning. 1. After helping him load a bunch of wooden planks into his work van, he picks up a can of electric orange spray paint and haphazardly sprays the bottom of said planks. Me: Why do you do that? Pop: (shrugs) I dunno. I...
all you speak is a spell.
It’s important to know your influences, even if you didn’t know they were influencing you until just now.
Sarah Lawrence Girls
”You know her. She studied puppets and Russian and writing…” -One Sarah Lawrence girl describing another.
But he dressed quickly because he was obligated by the stories of his life to...– Grace Paley, The Pale Pink Roast