Hypotheses

Grand and Unifying

newyorker:

Part One of an exchange between the Israeli-Palestinian writer Sayed Kashua and his friend the Jewish-Israeli writer and filmmaker Etgar Keret:

“I’m so afraid to stay here; what’s here for me if I can’t write? And what will I do without Hebrew, the only language I can write in? At first, I thought I’d learn a new language, that I’d drop Hebrew for English, and, believe it or not, the first book I bought here was yours. It hurts so much to realize that, in my search for new language, I don’t even consider Arabic, my mother tongue, a worthy option.”

El Uja, Palestine; May, 2009. Photograph by Paolo Pellegrin / Magnum

newyorker:

Part One of an exchange between the Israeli-Palestinian writer Sayed Kashua and his friend the Jewish-Israeli writer and filmmaker Etgar Keret:

“I’m so afraid to stay here; what’s here for me if I can’t write? And what will I do without Hebrew, the only language I can write in? At first, I thought I’d learn a new language, that I’d drop Hebrew for English, and, believe it or not, the first book I bought here was yours. It hurts so much to realize that, in my search for new language, I don’t even consider Arabic, my mother tongue, a worthy option.”

El Uja, Palestine; May, 2009. Photograph by Paolo Pellegrin / Magnum

(Source: newyorker.com)

my eyes are a filter

“People need routines. It’s like a theme in music. But it also restricts your thoughts and actions and limits your freedom. It structures your priorities and in some cases distorts your logic.”

—   1Q84 (via harukimurakami)
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Heartening news of the day: Stanford’s Maryam Mirzakhani becomes the first woman to win the Fields Medal, the “Nobel Prize of mathematics.” In some distant galaxy, Maria Mitchell’s heart is bursting with joy.

add her to the list of my heroes

explore-blog:

Heartening news of the day: Stanford’s Maryam Mirzakhani becomes the first woman to win the Fields Medal, the “Nobel Prize of mathematics.” In some distant galaxy, Maria Mitchell’s heart is bursting with joy.

add her to the list of my heroes

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Do yourself a favor and watch Shonda Rhimes's spectacular Dartmouth commencement address on dreaming vs. doing and the tradeoffs of success, a fine addition to history’s greatest commencement addresses. 

i did. am done. 

explore-blog:

Do yourself a favor and watch Shonda Rhimes's spectacular Dartmouth commencement address on dreaming vs. doing and the tradeoffs of success, a fine addition to history’s greatest commencement addresses

i did. am done. 

(Source: explore-blog)

Map of Tegan and Sara shows I have been to since 2004.

ilovecharts:

Because I love charts… and maps… or I may just be insane.

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I clicked through this submission not quite knowing what to expect. What I didn’t expect was the number of shows. That’s over a 15-a-year average! Your fandom is strong. 

dogshaming:

I Kissed A Cat
Signs Read: I Kissed A Cat. And I liked it! I didn’t like it. This i s my two year old Pomeranian, Little Man and my five year old, tuxedo cat, Sigmund.

dogshaming:

I Kissed A Cat

Signs Read: I Kissed A Cat. And I liked it! I didn’t like it. This i s my two year old Pomeranian, Little Man and my five year old, tuxedo cat, Sigmund.

Finding out the person I’m interested in has a lot of emotional baggage

whatshouldwecallme:

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“The album has a gauzy, banged-up feeling, like karaoke versions of songs you dimly remember, processed until they sound like songs you definitely don’t know.”

—   Sasha Frere-Jones reviews EMA’s new album, “The Future’s Void,” in the magazine this week (subscription required): http://nyr.kr/1ea1wKv (via newyorker)
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For National Poetry Month, Mary Oliver on the mystery of the human psyche, the secret of great poetry, and how rhythm makes us come alive.
Excerpt illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton.