The tightrope between the cliffs of childhood and adulthood...I'm old enough and young enough. I'm too old and too young. I get marshmallow on my face when we make smores; when drunk I spill beer on my legs. Some nights I sleep with a stuffed animal in my bed; some nights I fuck him in it. I'm engaged to be married; I haven't yet left home.
~ Sunday, July 27 ~
What is the meaning of life? That was all — a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark.
It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.
~ Friday, July 25 ~
Beauty—old beauty, permanent beauty—has become an emotional necessity in Allen’s work. In a dangerous and incomprehensible world, elegance and luxury are a stable value for him, and, perhaps, a refuge.
~ Thursday, July 24 ~
Ultimately, the idea that the United States can stand aside from global developments is as illusory as the notion, common among neocons and paleo-cons, that it could use military force to reshape the world to its design. With demons on the rise, our shrunken world needs the United States, however tattered its image, to stand up for the values and norms it claims to represent.
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
~ Wednesday, July 23 ~
People will love you. People will hate you.
And none of it will have anything to do with you.
~ Monday, July 21 ~
One who pays some attention to history will not be surprised if those who cry most loudly that we must smash and destroy are later found among the administrators of some new system of repression.
~ Sunday, July 20 ~
~ Saturday, July 19 ~
Marilyn Monroe photographed by Douglas Kirkland, 1961
~ Friday, July 18 ~