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Lemony Snicket

All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk. ― Lemony Snicket

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Frederick Seide

The universe is ourself
Moving in sleep
Very slowly or in sudden
Seizures toward eternal life.

— Frederick Seidel, from “Starlight,” Poems: 1959-2009 (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2009)

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Pure Nostalgia and a Weird Convergence

Seeing the paint-by-number ‘artworks’ decorating Hot Plate, a neighborhood breakfast place, plunged me into nostalgia.

At 10, nothing was better than making art that looked ‘real’ or perhaps I should say, ‘recognizable.’ Horses fascinated me and I labored at drawing them, using my horse statue for reference. 257 more words

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Edgar Allan Poe

There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion. ― Edgar Allan Poe

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Why Bring God Into It? (TW: Murder, Sexual Assault, Violent Incel Fantasies)

I do believe that God weeps for us

Right. I think I’ll puke. How in the fuck do you fall this far?

I’m actually, physically sick thinking about this.

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Mary Rose O'Reilley

When he uncovers fiddleheads by the spring,
why does he always think of that first sight
of her thigh in the peach-colored dress, of his hand’s… 31 more words

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