It’s messing people up, this social pressure to “find your passion” and “know what it is you want to do”. It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life. For many people there is no realization, no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life’s purpose. This isn’t sad, it’s just the way things are. Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees.
For me, one of the biggest draws of the Internet has always been how I can be alone and yet find connection with other people. I am an introvert. I can fake extroversion, but it is exhausting. I prefer quiet, even when I am happily around other people. I spend an inordinate amount of time in my head. Online, I can be in my head and with interesting people. I can be alone but feel less lonely.
We are unutterably alone, essentially, especially in the things most intimate and most important to us.—Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet (translated by Joan Marie Burnham)
December Book Photo Challenge: Favorite Series (Dec. 02)
- A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
The function, the very serious function, of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being. Somebody says you have no language, so you spend twenty years proving that you do. Somebody says your head isn’t shaped properly, so you have scientists working on the fact that it is. Somebody says you have no art, so you dredge that up. Somebody says you have no kingdoms, so you dredge that up. None of that is necessary. There will always be one more thing.
(H/T The Anti-Intellect Blog)
I finally found my perfect reading spot.
We must have
the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless
furnace of this world.
So I just finished reading the first six books of the imaginarium Geographica series, and I was wondering if you know any place where I can find an ePub of the last book? (It's called The First Dragon) thanks! (from stuckinsidethesnogbox)
I don’t know but I hope people here could help you!
December Book Photo Challenge: Best Cliffhanger (Dec. 09)
"Will we return by the Skirling Pass?" Jon asked her.He did not know if he could face those heights again, or if his garron could survive a second crossing. "No," she said. "There’s nothing behind us." The look she gave him was sad. "By now, Mance is well down the Milkwater, marching on your Wall."
- A Clash Of Kings by George R.R. Martin
The Book Depository customers design the best bookmarks.
Exeter, september 2012.
My collection of Stephen King books. I wish I bought more of the minimalist cover editions before they were discontinued. :(