"we can see that to be an American adult has always been to be a symbolic figure in someone else’s coming-of-age story. And that’s no way to live. It is a kind of moral death in a culture that claims youthful self-invention as the greatest value. We can now avoid this fate. The elevation of every individual’s inarguable likes and dislikes over formal critical discourse, the unassailable ascendancy of the fan, has made children of us all."
Fellow members of even the smallest nation will never know most of their fellow members, meet them, or even hear of them, yet in the minds of each lives the image of the communion…
Communities are to be distinguished, not by their falsity or genuineness, but in the style in which they are imagined."
A garden is much like any other workplace—a jolt of caffeine is a tremendous help. ~LM(via nybg)