II. Follow it up with Lia Purpura’s sucker punch (the good kind) of a poem, “Proximities” over at The Antioch Review: “I sit for a while/ with my regular cup/ and feel things collapse/ or go on, I can’t tell.”
III. Faces in the clouds.
V. But if you want to, here is some incredible art to get lost in. Is it procrastinating if it’s lovely? (Painting above featured from ‘Euphoria’ series by Dez’Mon Omega Fair.)
VII. But when you need to get back to work, like our dear Joan Didion would do, read her answers to Proust’s Questionnaire. “I like writing, at least when it’s going well, maybe because it seems to be exactly as tactile a thing to do as making gumbo or gardening.” There is never enough Joan.
VIII. “…to honor the seams between.” One of the most powerful endings to an essay I’ve read in quite some time. Read Tarfia Faizullah’s essay “Necessary Failure” over at Oxford American for a readjusted view of yourself. And others.