“Since every particle in your body goes back to the first flaring forth of space and time, you’re really as old as the universe.
“So when you are lobbying at your congressperson’s office, or visiting your local utility, or testifying at a hearing on nuclear waste, or standing up to protect an old grove of redwoods, you are doing that not out of some personal whim, but in the full authority of your 15 billion years.”
I’ve been absolutely crushed by someone—and me ignoring you is because you’ve hurt me SO much, and you don’t seem to understand that. I don’t mean any harm—second chances are one thing, but there is no such thing as a third chance.
can i just say, i recently found your blog, and ours have almost the same title, and we reblog the same type of stuff, and your post about titanic sums up my life.
we are the same person.
p.s. your blog is lovely.
Hahaha, oh my god, I totally just took a peek and yours and I must say—OH MY GOD, we really do have the same blog. Similar layout, alike posts, almost identical title. This is meant to be!
"Time spent in an imaginary city calls forth a startling array of generosity and patience. To these people, places, and events this book is indebted, and to each I offer my thanks, grateful for the opportunity to do so."
- Gordon Dahlquist, The Class Books Of The Dream Eaters
At first it was just a book a friend passed me to kill time-I had little interest, little time to spare, but upon opening it…literally on the 9th official page (because I am one of those few that does take the time to read the acknowledgments) was a little piece of inspiration. Personal to him, yes, but it also to me. ”Time spent in an imaginary city,” are the first words scribbled across the top of the page, and are absolutely relatable. Basically for the past two years I have been researching, sketching, and jotting down notes as I too began to create my own world and my plot. I’ve spent so much time just sitting in silence or blasting some era specific music to formulate new ideas, maybe even a single moment in a single scene-one page. Only just recently have I begun the writing itself. ”Generosity and patience,” really, sums up the journey completely. Patience, because as I said, it’s taken a long two years just to create my own imaginary world, and generosity, because the (very few-very close friends and family that know of and have helped) people that have been involved are the ones who have pushed me through. Granted, I haven’t even started the first part of the narrative (in Dahlquist’s novel), which I will do now that his acknowledgement alone had all the voice in the world.