• "the mere presence of the idea was an irresistible proof of the fact." - mary shelley, frankenstein
  • "each day he faced was another dangerous mission against mortality." - joseph heller, catch-22
  • "amidst all the attention given to the sciences as to how they can lead to the cure of all diseases and daily problems of mankind, i believe that the biggest breakthrough will be the realization that the arts, which are considered "useless," will be recognized as the whole reason why we ever try to live longer or live more prosperously. the arts are the science of enjoying life." - john maeda
  • saudade - a feeling, a longing for something or some event that one is fond of, which is gone, but might return in a distant future
  • heartworm - a relationship or friendship that you can’t get out of your head, which you thought had faded long ago but is still somehow alive and unfinished, like an abandoned campsite whose smoldering embers still have the power to start a forest fire.
  • sonder - the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.
  • ecstatic shock - the surge of energy upon catching a glance from someone you like—a thrill that starts in your stomach, arcs up through your lungs and flashes into a spontaneous smile—which scrambles your ungrounded circuits and tempts you to chase that feeling with a kite and a key.
  • "you’re the victor in this pageantry // but the only trophy you deserve // catastrophe." - tablo, eyes nose lips
  • "how was i to know, since apart from our two bodies, now separated, there wasn't anything to keep us together or even to remind us of each other?" - albert camus, the stranger
jun 6 2015 ∞
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