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10

Jul

Our first youth is of no value; for we are never conscious of it, until after it is gone. But sometimes,—always, I suspect, unless one is exceedingly unfortunate—there comes a sense of second youth, gushing out of the heart’s joy at being in love; or, possibly, it may come to crown some other grand festival in life, if any other such there be. This bemoaning of one’s self (as you do now) over the first, careless, shallow gayety of youth departed, and this profound happiness at youth regained,—so much deeper and richer than that we lost,—are essential to the soul’s development. In some cases, the two states come almost simultaneously, and mingle the sadness and the rapture in one mysterious emotion.
Nathaniel Hawthorne — The House of the Seven Gables

02

Jun

He talked of the old college days…of the days of keen and blind ambitions and large intentions. Now there was left with him, at least, a philosophic acquiescence to the existing order—-only a desire to be permitted to exist, with now and then a little whiff of genuine life, such as he was breathing now.
From “A Respectable Woman” by Kate Chopin

10

Apr

Writer’s Inspiration

"Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly." Franz Kafka

30

Nov

Holy buckets. This song is delightful.

(Source: Spotify)

20

Sep

Cruel Summer, indeed.

(Source: Spotify)

10

Aug

Super rich kids, with nothin’ but fake friends.

(Source: Spotify)

17

Jul

Surviving success is, in some ways, harder than surviving failure.
Taylor Hanson, a man wise beyond his years.

15

Jul

POP ETC kind of sucks. Long live The Morning Benders.

12

Jul

A news story should be like a mini skirt on a pretty woman. Long enough to cover the subject but short enough to be interesting.
Anonymous, linked to a Texas newspaper editor 

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