"You could call summers like this a colossal waste of time. But that’s what feels immortal about them—wasting time, colossally, as the gods must do. And as energizing and healthy as it can be to participate in society and be a good citizen, I’m greedy for time with the soul, or at least with my brain, the neurons firing fiercely even when I’m sluggish—all those mysterious goings-on, so easy to ignore in the productive life."
"In terms of gender stuff, I’m fortunate to just be existing. I think you have to create your own world, your own environment a little bit. There’s certainly a bigger world that exists, but if you are able to build something up and dictate what experience you’re going to have, then you can really own that, and open things up for yourself, you know? You can just kind of create your own shapes, I guess."

I have, grudgingly, learned that it is not always good to try to do everything yourself. And I am asking for help much more than I ever did before. Guess what? People want to help.

Miles O’Brien on Life After Losing a Limb — New York Magazine

"We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations."

 Anaïs Nin


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The J in J.Crew

“With her messy hair and casual cuffs, Lyons offers an appealing kind of modern compromise: You can have it all, because you don’t have to do it all perfectly.”

Kate Moss: Kiss Me, Kate

"In that dim, distant past, when a model’s success was judged by the number of changes she had in a show, Kate had been given only one outfit and was feeling unloved. Mario comforted her. “You know, in life there’s perfume and there’s cologne,” he told her. “Cologne, you have to spray every fifteen minutes. Perfume, you put a drop and it lasts a week. You’re perfume."



RIP Knut, former Vanity Fair cover subject :(

RIP Knut, former Vanity Fair cover subject :(