Flight of the Conchords - Murray’s Office Posters
I still don’t get twitter.
It’s like my cat. I just sit there, looking at it, expecting it to do something and it just sits there, looking back, all ‘what the fuck do you want?’
Pixies - Dig For Fire
Yesterday I found out what an otherkin is. Thinking about it, I would much rather be a ramekin.
That’s right. Use me to serve your crème brûlée and/or other small dishes.
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 1925.
And I thought that one natural effect of life is to cover you in a thin layer of…what? A film? A residue or skin of all the things you’ve done and been and said and erred at? I’m not sure. But you are under it, and for a long time, and only rarely do you know it, except that for some unexpected reason or opportunity you come out - for an hour or even a moment - and you suddenly feel pretty good. And in that magical instant you realize how long it’s been since you felt that way. Have you been ill, you ask. Is life itself an illness or a syndrome? Who knows? We’ve all felt that way, I’m confident, since there’s no way that I could feel what hundred of millions of others haven’t.
Only suddenly, then, you are out of it - that film, that skin of life, as when you were a kid. And you think: this must’ve been the way it was once in my life, though you didn’t know it then, and don’t really even remember it - a feeling of wind on your cheek and your arms, of being released, let loose, of being the light-floater. And since that is not how it has been for a long time, you want, this time, to make it last, this glistening one moment, this cool air, this new living, so that you can preserve a feeling of it, inasmuch as when it comes again it might just be too late. You may just be too old. And in truth, of course, this may be the last time that you will ever feel this way again.