nothing but fog

The Best Stuff I Read This Week

“The new ease of our lives sometimes feels like a betrayal of those who need it more, though I know that the guilt of privilege pays no debt.”

— Melissa Febos / “Iowa Bestiary”


“. . . And as he eats my gleaming soul, I am one with him
And stare out his eyepits and I see nothing but white
And then I see nothing but fog. . . “

— Dorothea Lasky / “Monsters”


“… our most precious contribution may well be that at the time of the plague we did not flee; we did not hide; and we did not separate.”

— Dr. Jonathan Mann / Former Head of the W.H.O. Global AIDS Program


“there is a reason for the phrase a riot of colors.  witness the fury of the poppies …
… let’s talk about the peony held down by the weight of the rock.”

— Lois P. Jones / “Between Fulmination and Adoration”


“The threats we face are overwhelming, way beyond the scope of our powers as individuals, or even as individual nations—and yet, as individuals, we must bear the grief of all that we know. This knowledge exacts a toll.”

—Lisa Wells / Believers: Making a Life at the End of the World


“I like taking ideas from one place and putting them into another place and seeing what happens when you do that.”

— Brian Eno / “Pushing Back the Limits of Speech and Music”


“Rhyme is cheap.
So is pop.
Easy to be obese
in a land fat with rape.”

— Maureen N. McLane / “Another Day In This Here Cosmos”

What I’m Listening To:

“Fame and fortune is a stupid game and
Fame and fortune is the game I play”

— Mission of Burma / “Fame and Fortune”

About istsfor manity

i'm a truncated word-person looking for an assemblage of extracted teeth in a tent full of mosquitoes (and currently writing a novel without writing a novel word) and pulling nothing but the difficult out of the top hat while the bunny munches grass in the hallway. you might say: i’m thee asynchronous voice over in search of a film....
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