to love life, to love it even
when you have no stomach for it
and everything you’ve held dear
crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
your throat filled with the silt of it.
When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
thickening the air, heavy as water
more fit for gills than lungs;
when grief weights you like your own flesh
only more of it, an obesity of grief,
Then you hold life like a face
between your palms, a plain face,
no charming smile, no violet eyes,
and you say, yes, I will take you
I will love you, again.
– Ellen Bass
As it’s Thanksgiving weekend coming up, I’m going to up my link quota.
Nanowrimo Punctuation Tips
How to properly use dashes, hyphens, parentheses, quote marks (double and single), apostrophes, ellipses, brackets, slashes, question marks, and exclamation points.
Dating and Inspiration
The Craziest OkCupid Date Ever
They traveled 8 countries in 21 days. With no luggage and no money.
They visited all the places I’ve always wanted to go: Turkey, Croatia, Hungary, except they did it in a way that I can only recreate in my imagination.
The Successful Writer’s Work Ethic with Kerry Wilkinson
This man writes 1000 words per hour. My God. This post makes me deeply ashamed of the amount of time I spend trolling Craigslist for used bikes.
Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Filmmaking (in 240+) Links
Ever thought/considered/dreamed/fantasized/fetishized/investigated/vaguely mentally analyzed how to make a movie? I have. Here’s a link.
How Squinching Will Make You Look Good in Photos
Squinching: to slightly squint your eyes. It has never occurred to me to do this – I usually just smile so it looks like I’m having fun regardless of reality, but could this work?
You Can Do Anything: Must Every Kids’ Movie Reinforce the Cult of Self Esteem?
True? Not true?
Well, hello there, Bed. These images are from actor Vincent Kartheiser’s home, as profiled in Dwell magazine. The style here is Japanese industrial, and that first shot is of Kartheiser pulling his bed down from the ceiling. That wooden slab in the background there? It’s the headboard. When the bed is up, the slab folds down to become a desk. That’s right: a desk.
|Image via Hitta Hem|
- There is the cheap industrial version from Daniel Woodhead (Search for an incandescent hand lamp or wet location hand lamp). Then add an edison bulb.
- On the more high end, you can go to West Elm for their wooden cord set, add their selection of edison bulbs, and add a light guard so you can hook it to a shelf.
There’s nothing new under the sun here. I’m not here to blow minds or take names. What I am here to do is to remind you of thoughts that you probably already know, but may tend to forget.
|Image via Braid Creative|