For whatever we lose
(a you or a me)
it’s always ourselves
we find in the sea.
- E.E. Cummings
— David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
(…) We all have our little solipsistic delusions, ghastly intuitions of utter singularity: that we are the only one in the house who ever fills the ice-cube tray, who unloads the clean dishwasher, who occasionally pees in the shower, whose eyelid twitches on first dates; that only we take…
— David Foster Wallace
And I know that was the laziest run ever, but SHUT UP I GOT A BADGE.
She felt all things deeply, but she didn’t let her own grief or pain stand between her and learning all she could.”—
Children of the Mind (Orson...
I always war a tank top under this shirt, but I got dressed half asleep and forgot, so I hope it’s not see-through.
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