This is Water
“The capital-T Truth is about life before death. It is about the real value of a real education, which has almost nothing to do with knowledge, and everything to do with simple awareness; awareness of what is so real and essential, so hidden in plain sight all around us, all the time, that we have to keep reminding ourselves over and over: ‘This is water.’ ‘This is...
I thought I was heading toward a very sad, nostalgic goodbye to Berkeley. After my graduation today, my thesis adviser came up to me and told me I did a great job with my revision and how proud she was of me. The all-nighters, the copious amounts of coffee and cigarettes — they all make sense now. I’ve never walked with my head held so high than after she requested we take a picture...
Today I graduated. Four years. What even happened?
It’s a strange and terrible coincidence, the author of one of my favorite books growing up passed away today. I can’t tell you exactly what Where the WIld Things Are meant to me because it meant a lot — the adventure, the possibility of the unknown, the independence; anything and everything captured and held alive, stranded in imagination but floating above all harm. And what a...
And this is where you want to live forever—to grow so transparent, so...– William Greenway, from “Drinking Like a Fish” (via proustitute)