January 13, 2013
"He asked what subject I’d chosen for a major. History, I said. He asked why. I told him one of professors had said that history is the narrative of people searching for a place to go, and I liked that idea."

JR Moehringer, The Tender Bar.

As did I.

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August 21, 2012
nickmiller:

“What is REAL?” asked the Rabbit one day … .
“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you … .”
“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.
“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”
“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”
“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

nickmiller:

“What is REAL?” asked the Rabbit one day … .

“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you … .”

“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.

“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”

“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”

“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

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January 6, 2012
"Silly humans. Banging on a tub to make a bear dance when we would move the stars to pity."

— Michael Cunningham, By Nightfall

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