The idea of the thing is not the thing. This is a throwback to chapter 1, and a more personal extrapolation of the same idea. This chapter is full of couplets like: He who stands on tiptoe doesn’t stand firm. But the one I really like is: He who defines himself can’t know who he … More ToV 24 – the idea of you isn’t YOU
“Ask me if I am a tree…” in my teen years this was my best friend’s favourite riddle. The answer is: “no.” Yeah… I still don’t get it either; but when you’re hopped up on slurpies and skittles things are funny even if you don’t know why. Questionable humour aside, this may be my new … More Ask Me if I am a Tree
Right, so while I was there to watch my friend’s desperate (and successful) eleventh hour crunch to get his 50,000 words in before the midnight deadline–fuelled and inspired by truly awful ninja movies (I think perhaps other people’s bizarre and reckless storywriting gives you permission let go on your own giant brain dump) I was … More Celebrating My Failure!!!
The worst is over now, I think. It’s been a rough summer (for many of you out there too!). A rainstorm washed out my living room, left me uprooted and homeless for a couple months while it got cleaned up and put back together again. It’s funny, before this disaster I was getting restless, felt … More A Solitude That Leaves You Less Lonely
I always think I’ll write when I’m on holidays, but don’t. I’m discovering vacation is just a different kind of busy and am finally learning to give up on all prospects of being productive. Upon returning, I somehow got it into my head I MUST DO ALL THE THINGS I had not done in the … More Busy v Happy – a graph