The Freedom of Anonymity

I personally feel that no one gives a shit about my books — maybe I’m just a pessimist — and that idea feels horrible and refreshing at the same time. I feel ignored and doomed to anonymity, but free to do whatever I want within the sacred space of literature. I can very easily forget about the world, which has forgotten about me since the beginning, and write my stuff to be at peace and to better understand myself and my surroundings, without trying to please anyone.

– Daniel Saldaña Paris in BOMB Magazine

Keeping Good Company

I want to be around people that do things. I don’t want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people that dream and support and do things.

– Amy Poehler

Salt on Wound

Salt on wound

And water on mud

We are only memories

On the run across time

– Fadwa Suleiman, “Genesis” translated from the Arabic by Marilyn Hacker, A Public Space No. 24, 2016.