Don’t pretend you didn’t see this coming. On the bright side, this will more or less be my virtual home for the next five years!
The Time Traveler's Wife
"Do you ever miss him?" she asks me.
"Every day. Every minute."
"Every minute," she says. "Yes. It's that way, isn't it?"
The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim Because it was grassy and wanted wear, Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay...
Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been....– Eve Ensler
… the uncertainty ahead of us as we realise that if we are to proceed,...– The BFF’s card for me this year made me cry. So many words of wisdom in it, but I think this nugget was the most prevalent of them all. It is reassuring to know that wherever I am I will always have — well, not quite an entourage, but a bevy at least, of friends who will give me...
Write one leaf about forgetting to turn off the...
At first it creeped up the cold metal edges of the sink. Then it invaded the cupboards, running over the pots and pans you never used. It crawled through the cracks in the wall and grew until it was up to your knee, then grew some more. It ate the class pet rat your baby brother brought home, your college applications, the dinner table, and finally: bits of the chandelier. You watched in horror,...
Mary Elizabeth Frye, "Do Not Stand at My Grave and...
sharingpoetry: Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sun on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I...
But here’s the thing: it can be a good job at a good company, but that doesn’t...– Chris Guillebeau I’ve finally found the reason why.
If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.– Lowell Lundstrom
The Things I Don't Tell You
Little notes to many different people. You call to keep yourself company, but in truth you keep me company from my loneliness every single night, and I am so thankful. I am scared for you. Scared that you will wither away into a shell, that all that is good and hearty about you will be trampled out by life and all that sunshine will vanish someday. I don’t know you at all. Half a life and...
I wondered what happened when you offered yourself to someone, and they opened...– My Sister’s Keeper I feel this way all the time, every time.
My gum has been bleeding non-stop today. Earlier at the coffeeshop, my dad and I saw a little boy waddling along with one green croc. “Where’s his other shoe?” We look around, half expecting a bright green piece of rubber to come hopping after. I can’t believe I’m already nineteen. I can’t believe it’s been two months, already.
I turn around to tell you something and you are not there, I turn around to get a drink, and there you are, sitting in the empty fridge. You are the missing vegetables, the invisible fishes, the ghost of minced meat in the top shelf. This is getting old. I am sorry. Is there a limit to how much you can miss somebody? Every time someone tries to play a pity card on me these days or complains...
McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Kevin Dolgin Tells... →
In this dispatch, Dolgin speaks of taxis. I do quite like the way he writes, and have skimmed through a number of dispatches despite sleep deprivation and alcohol-induced fatigue.
Haunting - a playlist
Still Ain’t Over You (Live) - Augustana My Ship Isn’t Pretty - Kings of Convenience I Think It’s Going To Rain Today - Katie Melua Pale Blue Eyes - The Velvet Underground Hey Now (Acoustic) - Augustana Time Isn’t Healing - Tom Felton Gimme Sympathy (Acoustic) - Metric Flightless Bird, American Mouth - Iron & Wine Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning) = Vertical...