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supersmashthestatebros:

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hmmmm yeah, tumblr would celebrate Aviation Day, marking barely over a century of human flight when birds had been flying for millions of years before the Wright brothers. never forget.

Tumblr hereby recognizes the accomplishments of birds. 

Oh c’mon! The first time a bird posts on Tumblr, there’ll be a big frickin whoop-di-do, and I guarantee nobody comes on and talks about how humans have been posting on Tumblr for years before a bird pecked out a message about taking a poop on my car.

librarianreadseverything:

A really wonderful bit of poetry.
There was a book I read a number of years ago called “The Missing Piece” (no, not that one.) It was about a world where solving jigsaw puzzles was a major sporting event. It got really detailed into the act of doing jigsaw puzzles and the different strategies people used to solve them. I imagine many of these strategies are real, and there are probably small circles and groups where people get deeply into jigsaw puzzles in this manner.
I mention the book because Maggie Nelson does the same thing with the color blue. Besides the use of the color as a metaphor, she draws out quotes and history and science about the color. She draws inspiration and sadness from it. It becomes the focal point. And she delves so deeply that you are pulled with her and sorta see, in a hazy way, what that sort of love for a color would feel like.
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librarianreadseverything:

A really wonderful bit of poetry.

There was a book I read a number of years ago called “The Missing Piece” (no, not that one.) It was about a world where solving jigsaw puzzles was a major sporting event. It got really detailed into the act of doing jigsaw puzzles and the different strategies people used to solve them. I imagine many of these strategies are real, and there are probably small circles and groups where people get deeply into jigsaw puzzles in this manner.

I mention the book because Maggie Nelson does the same thing with the color blue. Besides the use of the color as a metaphor, she draws out quotes and history and science about the color. She draws inspiration and sadness from it. It becomes the focal point. And she delves so deeply that you are pulled with her and sorta see, in a hazy way, what that sort of love for a color would feel like.

Book 13 of 189

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librarianreadseverything:

I felt a little disappointed in this book, as I didn’t really feel like it had a narrative carrying the reader forward. I felt like it started strong, sorta getting into the connection between man and city, but it become more ethereal afterwards. It became more of a David Byrne stream-of-conscious of his experiences in different cities, and it didn’t seem to me he had a set of ideas in advance of writing the book that he wanted to get across. It just seemed like a notebook that he carried in his pocket as he traveled, recording his thoughts, and then published that notebook. Some people will enjoy that style of writing, but it fell flat for me.
Book 12 of 189

librarianreadseverything:

I felt a little disappointed in this book, as I didn’t really feel like it had a narrative carrying the reader forward. I felt like it started strong, sorta getting into the connection between man and city, but it become more ethereal afterwards. It became more of a David Byrne stream-of-conscious of his experiences in different cities, and it didn’t seem to me he had a set of ideas in advance of writing the book that he wanted to get across. It just seemed like a notebook that he carried in his pocket as he traveled, recording his thoughts, and then published that notebook. Some people will enjoy that style of writing, but it fell flat for me.

Book 12 of 189

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