Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.
Today marks the third year Word Painting has existed. Over the past three years I have posted exactly 9000 posts. This one being number 9000. I have tens of thousands of followers, have met several people via correspondence on Tumblr, and have enjoyed everything all of you have had to say and/or post. It has been a real trip to have this blog. Thank you all for making my Tumblr experience a good one! Here’s to another three plus years. Cheers!
You stay focused on everything you don’t have and all that does is make you forget the wonderful things you do have.
I narrowed my choice down to two: David Foster Wallace or Ernest Hemingway
Books have always held a blatant erotic appeal for me. I get aroused standing in libraries and bookstores, being enveloped by the presence of language made corporal. The scent of books, the turning of pages, the engagement that reading demands…
Be reverent before the dawning day. Do not think of what will be in a year, or in ten years. Think of to-day.