I sometimes seem to myself to wander around the world merely accumulating...– Vikram Seth (via alfsaga)
It’s not love we don’t wish to fall into, but that fear. This word is not...– Margaret Atwood, “Variations on the Word Love” (via lifeinpoetry)
Paul Violi, "Appeal to the Grammarians"
poem-locker: We, the naturally hopeful, Need a simple sign For the myriad ways we’re capsized. We who love precise language Need a finer way to convey Disappointment and perplexity. For speechlessness and all its inflections, For up-ended expectations, For every time we’re ambushed By trivial or stupefying irony, For pure incredulity, we need The inverted exclamation point. For the dropped...
In the practice of our days, to listen is to lean in, softly, with a willingness...– Mark Nepo (via explore-blog)
I just want to be friends, plus a little extra, also I love you.– Dwight Schrute (via bbook)
If we took the time to realize that we are cartographers of our own small...– Andrea Witkze Slot, The Cartography of Flesh (via grammatolatry)
Before the days of self service, when you never had to pump your own gas, I...– Dorianne Laux, “Fast Gas” (via fleurishes)
Get comfortable with the idea that you won’t know what’s good until it’s already...– Jad Abumrad on the Radiolab origin story – a must-read – echoing the idea that intuition is integral to science. (via explore-blog)