Inscription just discovered in a used copy of Iris Murdoch’s “A Severed Head” that’s been sitting on my desk:
Dearest Steve, “There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stage coach that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position and be bruised in a new place.”
Steve, life doesn’t consist of great sacrifices or obligations, but those little things — smiles, kindness, tolerance given habitually are what win and preserve the heart and secure comfort.
"I read Moby-Dick for the first time, and I’m so glad I waited this long, because I don’t know if I would have fully appreciated how funny it is. He’s on this voyage that’s kind of monotonous, but the guy is fucking hilarious, and his use of the English language is so slippery and wild.” —Neko Case on Moby Dick, Depression, and Tattoos — Vulture
As if I could adore her more.
This is one of my dad’s favorite books, too. I guess I know what I’ll be doing this winter.
Even Tui’s disappearance is a Macguffin, less a story element than a metaphor for the kind of armed resistance to male hegemony that constitutes the central idea of Ms. Campion’s body of work. — This is one view of “Top of the Lake,” which I watched in its entirety last weekend when I was recovering from oral surgery. It’s not my view, but then again I’m generally OK with armed resistance to male hegemony. My point is, you should watch “Top of the Lake,” and if you find yourself thinking about it for a long time thereafter, as I did, let me know. We can drink some raspberry leaf tea and listen to Buffy Sainte-Marie and discuss.
Art Yucko: plz help asher the cat -
long story short: i need to find someone in the nyc area to foster/adopt asher the cat by the end of august. i’m moving into a sublet that won’t allow another cat, and then i’m moving in with someone who’s allergic to cats. here’s a link to asher’s profile on adopt-a-pet:
HELP THE CAT, ALWAYS HELP THE CATS
ALL of this. Encourage people to try new words, to mess them up, to experiment with vocabulary, to learn complicated adjectives and verbs and nouns, because words are fun.
Also, don’t be a jerk.
This happens to me ALL the time, and my explanation is always “I read more than I talk.”
Shoutout to all the little girls who sat alone in the woods with a paperback Merriam-Webster dictionary
Nothing but respect for this.
MollsSheWrote: dumb girl -
This week I attended a party with a new friend of mine. It was kinda a who’s who situation, open bar, an embarrassment of riches.
I kind of hate parties because I never have anything to say to anybody and I really just want to talk to whatever one friend I’m there with and get slowly hammered and…