Happy Wednesday, friends! Confession time: I’ve nothing of import or interest to say at all. So, on this rainy (at least in NY) hump day, let’s take an opportunity to recharge a little bit together, shall we? Here are some thoughts from the minds that inspire me most, because like Claire Danes (Angela) said on My So-Called Life, (don’t judge me, that was a good show) “Someone always says it better than me.”
“(Come in under the shadow of this red rock), And I will show you something different from either your shadow at morning striding behind you or your shadow at evening rising to meet you.” -T.S. Eliot
“Bigger questions, questions with more than one answer, questions without an answer are harder to cope with than silence. Once asked they do not evaporate and leave the mind to its serener musings. Once asked the gain dimention and texture, trip you on the stairs, wake you at night-time. A black hole sucks up its surroundings and even light never escapes. Better then to ask no questions? Better then to be a contented pig than an unhappy Socrates? Since factory farming is tougher on pigs than it is on philosophers I’ll take a chance.” -Jeanette Winterson
“When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” -Kahlil Gibran
“I crave white on white on black but my thoughts race in glorious technicolor, prodding me awake, whipping away the warm blanket of invisibility every time it swears to smother my mind in nothing.” -Sarah Kane
“It is rare indeed that people give. Most people guard and keep; they suppose that it is they themselves and what they identify with themselves that they are guarding and keeping, whereas what they are actually guarding and keeping is their system of reality and what they assume themselves to be.” -James Baldwin
“But only someone who is ready for everything, who excludes nothing, not even the most enigmatical, will live the relation to another as something alive and will himself draw exhaustively from his own existence.” -Rilke
Don’t we all feel a little bit more inspired? Well, I do. A little. Happy hump day, ya’ll.