217. “We’re only given as much as the heart can endure,” “What does not kill you makes you stronger,” “Our sorrows provide us with the lessons we most need to learn”: these are the kinds of phrases that enrage my injured friend. Indeed, one would be hard-pressed to come up with a spiritual lesson that demands becoming a quadri-paralytic. The tepid...
Is there a good kind of hustler? I wonder, as I steer my car through the forest...– Bluets, Maggie Nelson (via severelydepressed) the best
The Window There will be no simple way to avoid what confronts me. Again and again I know it, but take heart, hopefully, in the world unavoidably present. Here, I think, is a day, not a but the. My hands are shaking, there is an insistent tremble from the night’s drinking. But what was I after, you were surely open to me. Out the far window there was such intensity of yellow...