this review / commentary will contain spoilers, because I honestly just want to discuss this book with someone. for all the spoiler-free reviews, Google will suffice. it is one of those books that you really shouldn’t judge by its title (or perhaps it’s just me doing the judging) because “love virtually” looks and sounds like […]
I’ve been reading Status Anxiety and it’s helping me understand my feelings towards some people and especially my perception of myself. It explores mankind’s history, from the age of peasants and their unfortunate lot in life, and compares it to how much miserable we are compared to them, despite the fact that we are materially richer […]
I’ve been reading Everything Beautiful Began After.  The title above is a quote from the book that is significant to me mainly because it’s how I feel about the world and the people in it often.  I think this is why most people feel less lonely when they’re in a relationship.  “Loneliness is like being the […]
I do my thing and you do your thing.I am not in this world to live up to your expectations,And you are not in this world to live up to mine.You are you, and I am I,and if by chance we find each other, it’s beautiful.If not, it can’t be helped. Fritz Perls, 1969
You ask why sometimes I say stopwhy sometimes I cry nowhile I shake with pleasure.What do I fear, you ask,why don’t I always want to comeand come again to that moltendeep sea center where the nervesfuse open and the brainand body shine with a black wordless lightfluorescent and heaving like plankton. If you turn over […]
I bought this on impulse and almost didn’t sleep last night just to finish it. The story is not extraordinary. A romance you’ve read before: childhood friends who grew up together and then drifted apart, only to be brought together by a tragedy with a lot of issues, secrets, and years of sexual tension in […]
I am surviving with half a brain. Or, half a working brain. The traffic last night (due to the rain) was terrible; I got home late and I slept at 3am, and I have a 9pm meeting later and I’m not understanding any of my lectures. In Javascript class earlier, I couldn’t understand what we […]
The title of this post came from Marge Piercy’s poem, If They Come in the Night (which is also the title of the blog for now). The second stanza is particularly spot-on for me: I said, I like my life. If Ihave to give it back, if theytake it from me, let menot feel I […]
I’m a romantic idiot by nature (how couldn’t I be, when as a kid my constant rewatching of Disney’s Cinderella had been paving that path for me. I mean, what would you expect when a kid already knows when exactly to cover her eyes because she’s seen the cat fall to its death several times […]