I am trying to understand the concept of a conformity-conscious freedom


Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections

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I wrote a little something about reading here.

Let’s admit, without apology, what we do to each other.


So, this was one of the most special moments of the tour through Sweden, and possibly of my entire touring life. Totally impromptu, unrehearsed duet. 


It is always October when I allow
a furrow of lightning in. What a fool—
to want everything the skin can know.

—Meghan Maguire Dahn, from “Dendrite

You are the only woman with whom I long to talk work. There will never be another.

Katherine Mansfield to Virginia Woolf, quoted by Spalding, Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision, National Portrait Gallery, London, 2014, page 110. Mansfield was the only writer who aroused Woolf’s jealousy. Her early death was a loss to literature. (via violentwavesofemotion)

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I loved the smell of ocean water. Salt always smells like memory.

Sherman Alexie, “What You Pawn I Will Redeem(443)

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Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

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Recognize the natural silence of your own Self. Silence is not a behavior. Silence is not a practice. It is the natural perfume of being. Trying to be still is not stillness. Find that stillness inside, which simply Is. There is no one to practice it. It can only be recognized. It is here. It is not hiding. It is not hurried. Simply stop identifying with the past, future, present or with any self image. Be open to being nothing. No thing. So that internally you are simply like a space. But this is not an inert space, but a space full of aliveness. Still don’t define yourself as aliveness. Don’t define yourself at all. Simply remain in natural self-attention.

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