The immutability of books…

“Book…are immutable…We like books because they stay the same ” – David Byrne, The Velocity of Being Nothing can be relied upon as concrete. Nothing is immune to that all-pervasive ephemerality inherent to existence itself. Nothing except books that is. Books are the only true unmoved movers I know of. …

a fragment unfolding…

Elena Ferrante says that “We have to accept the fact that no word is truly ours.” She says that “We have to give up the idea that writing miraculously releases a voice of our own, a tonality of our own”. We never achieve excellence out of nowhere. Never all at …

yearning to be whole…

Robin Wall Kimmerer says that “writing is an act of reciprocity with the world.” She says that “It’s what I can give back in return for everything that has been given to me.” This is how I relate to writing as well; as a grateful returning, a show of thanks …

do the work you want…

It’s up to you to push back. To expect more. To expect better. It’s easy to pander. To give up. To cave in. To do what’s expected. To give the people what they want. True, there may be a wisdom available in crowds, in the collectivized base of knowledge that …

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