1. To sob with gratitude is such a great joy.

     
  2. "I always call him James Taylor. He’s probably the closest thing to a writer’s perfect exemplification of the unconscious. All the songs are like movies. All you need to do is close your eyes."

     
  3. it’s always sexual, it’s always sexual, she said

    Everyone in the restaurant was having a very serious conversation. I wondered what I seem like when others, strangers, overhear my conversations. When I say something along the lines of, “I’ve been thinking about spontaneous combustion,” or “at the root of every religion, we just want to know why we’re here, and this one simple question is worth taking lives?” and I was reading an article about how scientists may have found a way to answer the age-old question, are there more grains of sand on the earth or stars in the sky? And it occurs to me that every, single, day is just one step deeper into the journey of trying to figure out what the hell is going on and what’s on the other side of the wall. I think about how that’s what art must be. Probing. Investigating. Asking, seeking, growing, learning. Learning how to get through everything that is false, and since that is most things, learning how to cope with the unavoidable decision to leave it all behind.

     
  4. This song reminds me of falling in love.

    makinglists by devonwho.

     
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  6. Why can’t you just be everything, all at once?

     
  7. Oh, god,

    I feel like I’ve grown a lot.

     
  8. This day was the kind I already feel nostalgic for. I went exploring by myself, wrote letters to loved ones, and enjoyed the smells of a January summer tease. 

     
  9. The greatest thing she ever said to me was in 1943 after the openingof Oklahoma!, when I suddenly had unexpected, flamboyant success for a work I thought was only fairly good, after years of neglect for work I thought was fine. I was bewildered and worried that my entire scale of values was untrustworthy. I talked to Martha. I remember the conversation well. It was in a Schrafft’s restaurant over a soda. I confessed that I had a burning desire to be excellent, but no faith that I could be. Martha said to me, very quietly: “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.”

    Agnes de Mille, speaking of Martha Graham

     
  10. Finally watched Never Let Me Go, and was so affected by it, I decided to see what reviewers have said about it. Seems most of them were underwhelmed or at least pretty critical of the film, but they are much more cynical than I am, and I really loved it.
It’s one of the most strange, poignant, thought- and emotion-provoking, heartbreaking films I’ve seen in a while. Whatever idea you have of science fiction—forget it. I highly recommend it, but not if you’re looking for a “feel good” film.

    Finally watched Never Let Me Go, and was so affected by it, I decided to see what reviewers have said about it. Seems most of them were underwhelmed or at least pretty critical of the film, but they are much more cynical than I am, and I really loved it.

    It’s one of the most strange, poignant, thought- and emotion-provoking, heartbreaking films I’ve seen in a while. Whatever idea you have of science fiction—forget it. I highly recommend it, but not if you’re looking for a “feel good” film.