I must have heard the sirens, the entire town erupting in wailing chaos, but we never assume the emergency has anything to do with us.
“We live in an uncertain and mysterious world, yet we face so many pressures to act with incredible certainty. That tension, and the tension between urges and expectations, societal norms and personal passions, are where many stories are born, for me.”
“The Jennys were disappointed in each other. Each seemed to be wasting an opportunity the other was sure she would’ve made more of.”
The stories are slow burners, with men who each creep towards their own revelations.
I’m with Grace Paley, who said “Write from what you know into what you don’t know.”
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We had stopped above the lion enclosure. As we sat there in hovering captivity, I had to admit that maybe, just maybe, following your gut wasn’t a serviceable philosophy of life.
Vernice Bianca Luthiers say you can’t replicate a 16th century Stradivarius. Maple back and willow blocks varnished with honey, egg white, gum arabic. All but done, Stradivari brushed this vernice […]
So much of our experience falls between the seams of language, simply because language is human-made, but our emotions aren’t.
Being special was pointless if you didn’t use it.