Jeanette Winterson on reading, time, and how art creates a sanctified space for the human experience – spectacular 1994 interview.
“The reality is that we live in an age that works against poetry. Poetry is an act of attention and we’re in a time where having an attention deficit is the norm. We’re bombarded with images and information, but images and information are not knowledge—and they’re certainly not poetry.”
Intimacy is not who you let touch your genitalia. Intimacy is who you text at 3am about your dreams and fears. Intimacy is giving someone your attention, when ten other people are asking for it. Intimacy is the person always in the back of your mind, no matter how distracted you are.
I find this quote so incredibly beautiful and powerful, especially as an ace, as it complicates the concept of intimacy beyond sexual intercourse. Though some aces engage in sexual intercourse and conversely some are aromantic and non-sexual altogether, for me, this speaks to how I think about romantic non-sexual intimacy and emotional connection. Love this quote so much. ❤
CARTOON & MANIFESTO for “What Does Spiritual Independence Mean Anyway?”
5 days of editing until I absolutely can’t make the book deadline and feeling totally lost. sent by @knit4love via twitter. saving me.
one of my favorite books ever:
The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving.