Recommended Reading / 37.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Every Monday, words to start the week. 

This week, from Bobulate: Words of wisdom, short and sweet, from self-described word-slinger, nomad, and space adventurer Josh Wagner. Addressing to his 18-year-old self, Wagner writes: "Stop putting all that work into agonizing over the imminent loss of everything you love. Simply love. While it's still right there in front of you. Time not spent burning is draining, every bit of it trickling away at one second per second." (Sounds like great non-career advice to me.)

Read more, here. Many thanks to Tina for the link.

Three more, just because:
-Can't imagine a more beautiful cover.
-Words for indescribable emotions. (Like vellichor, which refers to "the strange wistfulness of used bookshops," and énouement, which is "the bittersweetness of having arrived in the future, seeing how things turn out, but not being able to tell your past self.")
-And lastly, a photographer turns rejection letters into art: "If we never got rejected, we would never push ourselves harder...We are artists — we can and should make art out of our successes and failures, and treasure them in the same way."

More recommended reading, here. Have a wonderful Monday. Photo by Max Wanger.


Kathy said...

Definitely fantastic non-career advice. Especially that bit about not agonizing over the imminent loss of everything.

Also, I love the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows! I've found that English doesn't capture nuanced emotions in the same way as other languages and this is just perfect.

Anonymous said...

wonderful links!

burntfeather said...

I like the rejection letter book even for the simple fact that it's a nice reminder everyone gets them :)

Erin @comadiary said...

The artist making art from rejection letters has completely lifted my soul - something I very much needed, so thank you so much for sharing this :)

Kelly said...

Lovely links! Look forward to them always.

Shoko said...

Fee, yes, it's such a lovely reminder!

Erin, thank YOU for finding it!


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