21 7 / 2014

Was I more alive then than I am now?

Yes, no, maybe, Schrödinger.

21 7 / 2014

And the question is
was I more alive then than I am now?

Peter Bjorn And John, “Objects of My Affection” from Writer’s Block

This song got me through some tough times.

(Source: thirtyonesongs, via under-the-volcano)

20 7 / 2014

First-time fight on a Florida playground under pines and shade and flat May heat. The kid he pinned against a pine trunk—a white kid with freckles and all his baby teeth—grinned at him and said, “That doesn’t hurt at all. I can’t even feel it. Is that it? Is that it?” Knocked the kid out and shoved his face in the dirt. Is that it?

(Source: merryburningparty)

18 7 / 2014

First-time fight on a Florida playground under pines and shade and flat May heat. The kid he pinned against a pine trunk—a white kid with freckles and all his baby teeth—grinned at him and said, “That doesn’t hurt at all. I can’t even feel it. Is that it? Is that it?” Knocked the kid out and shoved his face in the dirt. Is that it?

16 7 / 2014

They got drunk somewhere else and called it an adventure

from storyboss

13 7 / 2014

"It was understood that all tools in the wilderness needed to be versatile."

Edan Lepucki, California

13 7 / 2014

"For over a year, August had been a fixture in the afterlife, something to mark the time by."

Edan Lepucki, California

13 7 / 2014

"Other people are not medicine."

13 7 / 2014

under-the-volcano:

Blog idea

Quotes by writers in praise of other writers with no indication of who’s being praised.

For instance:

"The flow of his language is the best feature of [His] style. Never stagnant, it moves along like a living thing…His choice of words is intuitive, natural - and beautiful."

—Haruki…

12 7 / 2014

She stood in the yard of her childhood home in front of her childhood tree where she’d spent childhood afternoons reading childish books. The memory of climbing the tree could never match the act itself. But she couldn’t climb it now. She was too old, the tree too small. Had everything changed in this way?

10 7 / 2014

(Source: grouchomac)

08 7 / 2014

"I note with amusement my entrance into the anarchist-aesthete phase of my youth."

Susan Sontag -Reborn, Journals & Notebooks 1947-1963 (via under-the-volcano)

05 7 / 2014

"She’d experienced little of the world, not enough to know what not to do, and so was only herself."

Richard Ford, “Quality Time” from A Multitude of Sins

04 7 / 2014

merryburningparty:

Not as of yet, though it’s possible it turns to that. This one begins with the guy seeing a woman get struck by a car and killed on his way to an extramarital liaison. They’re in Chicago. I’m not very far into it yet.

under-the-volcano:

Ah. Ok. I’ve read three or four from that collection and they’ve all been good. I remember the one you’re reading now. The description of the person getting hit by the car was memorable.

It really was. Slow, like it was completely inevitable, as if there was nothing else to do but observe.
It’s taking me a bit to appreciate his style, but his sentences are really growing on me. Methodical, but sometimes very surprising.

merryburningparty:

Not as of yet, though it’s possible it turns to that. This one begins with the guy seeing a woman get struck by a car and killed on his way to an extramarital liaison. They’re in Chicago. I’m not very far into it yet.

under-the-volcano:

Ah. Ok. I’ve read three or four from that collection and they’ve all been good. I remember the one you’re reading now. The description of the person getting hit by the car was memorable.

It really was. Slow, like it was completely inevitable, as if there was nothing else to do but observe.

It’s taking me a bit to appreciate his style, but his sentences are really growing on me. Methodical, but sometimes very surprising.

04 7 / 2014

Not as of yet, though it’s possible it turns to that. This one begins with the guy seeing a woman get struck by a car and killed on his way to an extramarital liaison. They’re in Chicago. I’m not very far into it yet.

Not as of yet, though it’s possible it turns to that. This one begins with the guy seeing a woman get struck by a car and killed on his way to an extramarital liaison. They’re in Chicago. I’m not very far into it yet.