but is really always about something else

This is the theory . . . that anything that is art . . . is presumably about some certain thing, but is really always about something else, and it’s no good having one without the other, because if you just have the something it is boring and if you just have the something else it’s irritating.
-edward gorey

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(what's not to love?)

icon: mr. otto



you've got to find what you love

Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did.

You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers.

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.

And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle.

As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.

And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.

So keep looking until you find it.

Don't settle.

-steve jobs,
stanford university


in order to return

the earliest memory i have is of looking up at the imposing prow
of a great ship in a harbor. the second earliest is of leis floating
in the water . . . armfuls of blossoms rocking quietly on the bright
surface, the scent of salt and rose and sea, of diesel, of plumeria and
straw: all of this rising on the waves & then gone. that such beauty
could be thrown off was shocking to me. that enough trust existed
to let it go is not forgotten. we must let things go in order to return.