I was trying to photograph the sunrise here, but ended up capturing the blue, blue light of the morning.
I’ve been rereading Blue Nights in bits and pieces. Through osmosis, Didion is helping me to learn the language of despair for the new book that I’m writing, heretofore referred to as TCS. Though the new long work is not about despair, the reality remains that despair is woven into the warp and woof of it. (Soft thoughts on a Saturday morning.)
And now: the links!
- The darling Beth of Local Milk has opened the best little online shop I’ve seen in a long time: Sweet Gum Co. & I’ve already bought something (!), which will probably pop up here in photographs as soon as Chris and I start using it.
- Justine Musk generously shares her TedxWomen talk about the art of the deep yes.
- Sensitive? And an entrepreneur? The Tarot Lady has a post for you.
- All about courting your future BFFs.
- I still haven’t read The Luminaries, but this interview with Eleanor Catton (28! Booker Prize winner! Etc.!) lit me up: “I pushed myself much more in writing The Luminaries. The risks were greater, and risk is always revealing: I had to confront my own cowardices, and the limits of my ability, before I could learn how to be brave. In a way my presence in the novel—as I feel it—is tied up with the book’s omniscient third-person narration, and with the fact that it’s peopled so overwhelmingly with men: because I couldn’t be anywhere, I had to be everywhere, if that makes sense.”
- This post from Breanna Rose — a profile with Emily Scott — is what got me to start taking film photographs again. (The photo above is taken with a Contax G1.)
- How to dominate at blogging. Reading this piece was such a relief to me. So was reading Paul’s book, Everything I Know.