"When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind" --C.S. Lewis Quick post from my phone today. I'm running around doing errands like a grown-up lady. I've been thinking about this quote frequently. It's a good one, not only from a … Continue reading Cliffs And Insanity.
Two things, people: There is a change in the wind. I'm finding that blogging three times a week is getting to be a bit too much for me, as life is heating back up as the weather cools. Therefore, I will be switching my schedule to blogging on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuesday will be my … Continue reading Business (Not) As Usual.
"When I’m in writing mode for a novel, I get up at four a.m. and work for five to six hours. In the afternoon, I run for ten kilometers or swim for fifteen hundred meters (or do both), then I read a bit and listen to some music. I go to bed at nine p.m. … Continue reading Learning From Haruki Murakami.
"Why shouldn’t art be pretty? There are enough unpleasant things in the world." - Pierre-Auguste Renoir I absolutely adore this quote. Why shouldn't art (of all forms) be pretty, indeed? When did culture shift to the stance where everything has to be "edgy," or somehow coarse and brutal? Particularly in writing. I go to the … Continue reading Enough Unpleasant Things.
Oh, golly. Rebecca, say it isn't so. It can't be Friday already, can it? Oh, yes. It actually can. Guys, I have nothing for you today. I'm sorry. I'm so, so sorry. Life has been hectic, and I haven't been feeling well. Do all these gifs show my contrition adequately? Well, anyway, have a nice … Continue reading Oh, Hey.
"I never listen to music when I’m working. I haven’t that kind of attentiveness, and I wouldn’t like it at all. On the other hand, I’m able to work fairly well among ordinary distractions. My house has a living room that is at the core of everything that goes on: it is a passageway to … Continue reading Learning From E. B. White.
"I'm attracted to the extreme light and the extreme dark. I'm interested in the human condition and what makes people tick. I'm interested in the things people try to hide." -- Johnny Depp One of my favorite passtimes is watching actor interviews in which they discuss their roles and how they approach them. This puzzled … Continue reading Writers & Actors: Different Aspects of the Same Profession.
A while ago, I decided to try writing an entire conversation without one quotation mark. Then I left the country and promptly forgot about it. Well, I remembered it early this week, and here's what I came up with. It's not technically a conversation, I guess, but I think it has some interesting undercurrents. The woman … Continue reading Silent Dialogue.
Buckle up, I'm about to share a random anecdote about my personal life: So in about a month and a half, I will be doing this... Oh, yes. Plus, I have a VIP Pass, which means, among other things, that I will be meeting Adam Young. Mmhmm. Yes I will. And therefore, I'm highly motivated to … Continue reading A Plan.
Today's post is terribly late. Sorry, people. I've been busy all day getting my new shop on Society6 set up. You should totally go check it out. https://society6.com/elisabethbridges There isn't much there yet, but I quite like it anyway. Okay, now that I have that bit of shameless self-promotion out of the way, let's get down … Continue reading A Genius In Slapshoes.