Northern Drawl

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The Descent

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No defeat is made up entirely of defeat — since

the world it opens is always a place formerly unsuspected. A

world lost, a world unsuspected, beckons to new places

and no whiteness (lost) is so white as the memory

of whiteness.

Words: William Carlos Williams : The Descent

Photo: iPhone

Gaps

This is a short video/narration I enjoyed on makers/creativity/creating/design/taste – and not living up to your own expectations for awhile.

Smarts

I never went to college — I don’t believe in college for writers. The thing is very dangerous. I believe too many professors are too opinionated and too snobbish and too intellectual, and the intellect is a great danger to creativity … because you begin to rationalize and make up reasons for things, instead of staying with your own basic truth — who you are, what you are, what you want to be. I’ve had a sign over my typewriter for over 25 years now, which reads “Don’t think!” You must never think at the typewriter — you must feel. Your intellect is always buried in that feeling anyway.

– Ray Bradbury

GENIUS

Brent always gives me a hard time because I hate wearing socks. Sure, sometimes my shoes (and feet) stink…like when it’s 100 degrees out and I let my feet sweat in my converse all day, but it’s worth it. Maybe not to Brent, but he’s not going anywhere.

Anyway. I just saw this post on an illustrated book about Albert Einstein and found out that he also didn’t like to wear socks. So obviously – I’m a genius. Duh.

P.S. The blog that this picture is from is quickly becoming one of my favorites. It always has interesting things to read about and look at: brainpickings.org. Check it out!