Tote that barge! Lift that bale! You have to cross that river, jump that hedge,...– What You Have to Get Over by Dick Allen : The Poetry Foundation
Now it’s time for a last grand mowing, and then up go the fences, tighter and...– Verlyn Klinkenborg: The Rural Life Mending Fences - NYTimes.com
…[E]ventually, we reach the time when we simply must put one foot in front...– SouleMama
In so many endeavors, including writing, you are never done, and nothing is ever...– Free Range: Chicken Chores : The New Yorker Susan Orlean, on chicken chores as soulcraft.
What interests me is the conquering of the fear, the hiding, the running away...– Louise Bourgeois (via vineetkaur, slightlypretentious)
Thinking About: Pastry Cutters
Last night as I lay awake in that state of almost asleep, I thought of my pastry cutter. It came up at the end of a string of things that led me to think of one of my mother’s pastry cutters. She has two. One is an antique with a charming wooden handle that hasn’t aged well, causing it to slip out of place just a little. I could feel the handle roll as it does when plunged into a bowl...
Let her be bored. Let her have long afternoons with absolutely nothing to do....– Make Your Kid A Writer (via Ta-Nehisi Coates)
I’d like to think that all those chalkboard paintings are all meant to...– Hollister Hovey: Cy Twombly, In Context
Things I'm Pretty Sure About: 3
Am pretty sure that the value of your physical presence increases along with gas prices and distance traveled.
The death of Cy Twombly has an oddly catastrophic feel—oddly because he was...– Peter Schjeldahl News Desk: Cy Twombly, 1928-2011 : The New Yorker
One irony of all this is the billions of people worldwide who dream of the day...– You’re Grounded — Mindful Living — Utne Reader
These stories are out in our communities all the time. I give this little talk...– Lane DeGregory on diving into Florida dreams – Nieman Storyboard - A project of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard
cy twombly: american artist who scribbled his own... →
texturism: …but mr. twombly, a tall, rangy virginian who once practiced drawing in the dark to make his lines less purposeful, steadfastly followed his own program and looked to his own muses — often literary ones, like catullus, rumi, pound and rilke. he seemed to welcome the privacy that came with unpopularity. “i had my freedom and that was nice”
In a word: PERSIST.– Austin Madison, PIXAR Letters of Note: PERSIST
Black coffee is for early mornings outside over a campfire or inside under an open skylight where birds come and play on the screen.
Text at 11:39PM on a Sunday
Ethan: Question: What flavor are Tootsie Rolls?
Me: Is this a marital dispute?