A way to highlight this is to sit in a public place and
watch people passing by. Look at someone for a few seconds, and
then see if you can make up a story about what you imagine their
lives to be like, based on your first glimpse of them. You may be
surprised to find how much detail you can infer about someone
from only a quick glance.
This requires practice which, in turn, requires determination, tenaciousness, and at times, sheer bloodymindedness.
I’m done with dreamy skinny white boys.
Wow Beijing, fucking love this city.
No reason, just saying.
清清，你就是女版本的我。 — 姜剑
This is a painting of Odysseus’s boat passing between the six-headed monster Scylia and the whirlpool Charybdis. Scylla has plucked six of Odysseus’s men from the boat. The painting is an Italian fresco dating to 1560 C.E.
What Odysseus would send if he had Weixin.
Self” is not a fixed Platonic idea but an ever changing collection of one’s desires, values, and most importantly, one’s actions. At your age, “who you are” is something to be further discovered and developed. All the experiences you have in China, as new and unfamiliar as they are, are meant to help bring about aspects of your self-ness that were either dormant or waiting to be formed. I think that is a wonderful thing – not a loss to be lamented but a gain to be celebrated. — Leslie
What if I mess it up? What if I mess up the rhythm?
You can’t, it’s like drumming. If you miss a beat, you create another. — Just Kids, Patti Smith