“Statistically, the probability of any one of us being here is so small that the mere fact of our existence should keep us all in a state of contented dazzlement.” —Lewis Thomas (via joshuakaufman)
“A man sets out to draw the world. As the years go by, he peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, instruments, stars, horses, and individuals. A short time before he dies, he discovers that that patient labyrinth of lines traces the lineaments of his own face.” —Jorge Luis Borges
“I’ve lost the knack of making sense. I speak gibberish to the civilized world, and it replies in kind.” —Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night
“I equate happiness with contentment, and contentment with complacency, and complacency with impending disaster.” —Hugh Laurie is House in real life omg
“You will reply that reality has not the slightest obligation to be interesting. I will reply in turn that reality may get along without that obligation, but hypotheses may not. In the hypothesis that you suggest, here, on the spur of the moment, chance plays a disproportionate role. What we have here is a dead rabbi; I would prefer a purely rabbinical explanation, not the imaginary bunglings of an imaginary burglar.” —Lönnrot, “Death and The Compass”, Artifices, Jorge Luis Borges
Hehe I saw Typhoon at Newport Folk. I hadn't heard of any of the artists playing in their slot and then I saw them bring out a brass and strings section. I was like SOLD. They are tremendously talented and well orchestrated.
I’M SO JEALOUS. I can see how they would be amazing live. I’m glad you took a chance on seeing a random band!
“I believe in cultivating opposite but complementary views of life, and I believe in meeting life’s challenges with contradictory strategies. I believe in reckoning with the ultimate meaninglessness of our existence, even as we fall in love with the miracle of being alive. I believe in working passionately to make our lives count while never losing sight of our insignificance. I believe in caring deeply and being beyond caring. It is by encompassing these opposites, by being involved and vulnerable, but simultaneously transcendent and detached, that our lives are graced by resilience and joy.” —Fritz Williams