“For instance," said the boy again, "if Christmas trees were people and people were Christmas trees, we’d all be chopped down, put up in the living room, and covered with tinsel, while the tree opened our presents.”—Norton Juster (Phantom Tollbooth)
“At the end, the reason why I yell all the band names, is because I suddenly realized that this is what you do when you know things. Knowing things, knowledge, or your attachment to things, your self-association with other bands, or books, or whatever. It’s often like this weird amulet that protects you. Like “No, I am serious, look at my library, listen to this!” I can list all the books I’ve read, and now you know I am a serious person. And so it’s just supposed to be this amulet swinging around me to protect me from being seen as anything I didn’t want to be seen as.”—James Murphy on “Losing My Edge”, from yesterday’s episode of Fresh Air with Terry Gross. This is a terrific interview. (via perpetua) (via zzellers)
I found a barely alive dragonfly in my kitchen. At first I thought it was just a little dragonfly corpse, but then it started moving a lot so I brought it to the sink and took its picture. Then took it outside to rest in a flower pot.