# "It is important to learn to be willing to take up whatever task befalls you, but also to give it up when it is time to turn to something else. Wisdom is to know when, and what the next priority really is. We are not so important that we are the only ones who can do a given job, no matter the claims of politicians. We are also not likely to finish anything, in the complete sense of the term, in this lifetime."
# “A writer is a person who cares what words mean, what they say, how they say it. Writers know words are their way towards truth and freedom, and so they use them with care, with thought, with fear, with delight. By using words well they strengthen their souls. Story-tellers and poets spend their lives learning that skill and art of using words well. And their words make the souls of their readers stronger, brighter, deeper.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin
# Prostitution in action
We may not have a product to sell or a business to promote but we put ourselves up as chattel in the attention economy. We sell ourselves as slaves to engagement, measuring our success by the number of likes or +1s we are able to solicit from passers by as we stand on social street corners proffering our wares.
The nature of these posts somehow gets away from this. Their content and purpose are standalone, demand nothing, expect nothing except to exist - day by day, ad infinitum.
That they manage to solicit such interactions from others, flirtations with the forbidden fruit in this technological translation of the oldest profession, is a joy, an original sin that will not angry the social gods or result in ejection from paradise.
The perfect therapy. Catharsis incarnate.
- Shifting Contexts
"Beauty exists in the smallest and simplest of things, in the moments that slipped through the cracks of time. We have yet to develop the language to successfully retell it or to recall its memory." - Extremes
- Translating - One of the definitions of translate is to "express the sense of" something ... Translation rather than transliteration - we can worry over the details later.
# "A story is only as long as its telling."
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