— Robert DeNiro, presenting the 2014 Oscars for best screenplay
need a drink
don’t you think?
shot glass met —
miss you much
want to hang
talk and such
books to read,
poems to write
friend in need
— need, indeed —
sail the bight
ford the bay
you’re so far
This article is righteously good. It reminded me of the beautiful, crushing Karen Blixen line from Out of Africa: "It’s an odd feeling — farewell — there is some envy in it. Men go off to be tested for courage and if we’re tested at all, it’s for patience, for doing without, for how well we can endure loneliness."
I could write a revolution worth on this subject. Instead, let me just implore the universe: Give me daughters so that I can pack their guts and rifles and minds and hearts with the fiery clarity that adventure and depth and complexity and honest desire is their Birthright. That being small and sweet and easy is enormously overrated. That men worry far less than we do about whether they will be loved back, about their looks and weight and how they are perceived and what they said and shouldn’t have or didn’t say and should have. About what they wore and how long it took us to text back and whether they’ll be asked to prom or proposed to. And maybe it is terrible to say, daughters to be, but this is why they get ahead. Why they have the adventures and claim the freedom and fiercely carve out room for themselves and their goals. You don’t need to become men, but you could borrow on their capital — their ruddy confidence that the world is leased to them and life will wait for them while they track it all down and consume it all. While they hunt and kill and live their fair share.
Don’t be ashamed of wanting the same. Don’t ever be content to be cute at their side while you wait for them to finish.(via beenthinking)
Newborn lambs aptly named Flake, Frosty and Snowy at Becketts Farm, in Birmingham wear wooly jumpers after farmers decided to give them sweaters to protect them from Britains arctic blast. Picture: DAN JAMES / CATERS NEWS
what’s gone is gone,
but at night it’s different.]
Nothing gets finished,
not dying, not mourning;
the dead repeat themselves, like clumsy drunks
lurching sideways through the doors
we open them in sleep;
these slurred guests, never entirely welcome,
even those we have loved the most,
especially those we have loved the most,
returning from where we shoved them
away too quickly:
from the ground, from the water,
they clutch at us, they clutch at us,
we won’t let go."
— Margaret Atwood, from “Two Dreams, 2” (via the-final-sentence)
A New Perspective of the Day: Floor Plans From Famous TV Shows
Since September 2012, Spanish interior designer Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde has been mapping meticulously detailed floor plans based on notable fictional residences in popular TV shows. Initially shared on his deviantART account, Lizarralde’s project includes the apartments from How I Met Your Mother (shown top),Friends (shown middle) and Frasier (shown bottom), among several others.
Hat tip to Juxtapoz.
- “You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.”— Stanisław Lem
- “The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”— Flannery O’Connor
- “The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles...”
- “Time is
Too Slow for those who Wait,
Too Swift for those who Fear,
Too Long for those who Grieve,
Too Short for those who Rejoice;
But for those...”
- “Stories never really end…even if the books like to pretend they do. Stories always go on. They don’t end on the last page, any more than they begin...”
- “I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.”— Markus Zusak, The Book Thief