READ.LOOK.THINK.

144. READ.LOOK.THINK.

Anything can happen, the tallest towers/ Be overturned, those in high places daunted,/ Those overlooked regarded.”

READ: I write, “HORMONES ARE LIFE. HORMONES ARE MENTAL ILLNESS.” I write, “EQUALITY BETWEEN THE SEXES DOES NOT EXIST.” | “You have to teach yourself, if you have never known it before, that conversation is a thing you can have with yourself as well as other people.” | Clerks. | “Feel the feelings, as unpleasant as they might be, and return to the breath. By working at being with your breath, your body may become an anchor for the baby to find calm in the present moment.” | What if we cultivated our ugliness? | “I can’t help thinking there are men who still somewhere deep inside them have an unconscious fantasy that one day they’ll be helpless again. And they don’t want the person who’s going to be looking after them to be thinking, ‘Fuck you, I wish you’d die in the night.’” ( Why she broke by Helen Garner. / The good daughter.)

LOOK: Time to get into jelly.  | Boiled meat. | Beautiful. | Eyes as wide as swimming pools.

THINK: “This is one of the penalties of being a better survivor. You survive, but maybe not quite as intact as you were before.” | “To be pregnant in public was in poor taste — unsophisticated, trashy, unbecoming, obscene.” | Many terrorists’ first victims are their wives. Why can’t we talk about it? | Depression might not be due to past traumas and present stresses but because of skewed visions of what lies ahead. | How writing heals the body. | “We tend to think of “wellness” as the province of swoony liberal elites, but it does, in fact, blossom at both cultural poles…” |  “I want to be buried with my editorial endorsements,” [Hillary] said with a laugh. “I want an open casket and they can all be piled on top of me. You won’t even be able to see my body.” (P.S.)

And here is an experiment: to see/save all the links as a list, and easily save to Pocket.