A quote a day
10 things worth sharing: collecting quotes, pandemic brain, my plague diary, and more...
Here are 10 things I thought were worth sharing this week:
I started a new notebook for collecting quotes.
I finished Patricia Lockwood’s novel, No One Is Talking About This, which I liked very much. I gobbled up Junichiro Tanizaki’s In Praise of Shadows, but I’m savoring Dave Hickey’s The Perfect Wave, one essay a day at lunch. I started Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower, which is heavy for bedtime reading right now, but awesome so far. (I’m trying to get my next book going again, and thinking of her self-directed notebook affirmations.)
I wrote about pandemic brain and wanting to be another kind of animal. (Given my new obsession with photographing and drawing the owls in our backyard, it delights me to find out that Picasso had an owl.)
If you like documentaries, you might enjoy this panel discussion I drew between four of my favorite contemporary filmmakers. (One of them has a new project: Art + basketball = Ballhaus.)
A search engine for finding free, public domain images from a handful of museums and libraries.
RIP Lou Ottens, who invented the cassette tape, and RIP Norman Juster, who wrote The Phantom Tollbooth. (“The secret, at least in my life, is that if you want to do something you have to do something else to get away from that and that’s the thing that turns out to be worthwhile.” Productive procrastination, y’all... it works!)
It’s been a year since our family went into lockdown, so I shared the first week of my plague diary. (It strikes me, just now, how this newsletter is a kind of diary: here’s the week before lockdown, the week lockdown began, and the week after lockdown started.)
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