If you’ve been up all night and cried till you have no more tears left in you - you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing was ever going to happen again.C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (via larmoyante)
There will come a time when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this will have been for naught. Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that’s what everyone else does.John Green | The Fault in Our Stars (via tfios)
The response has been, well… overwhelming here at the bookstore. Poems That Make Grown Men Cry: 100 Men on the Words That Move Them, edited by Anthony and Ben Holden, new from Simon and Schuster, is a really good, and almost unbelievably effective book. (Better read it when you’re alone, dude.)
“Only the Mistakes Belong to Us”
—Jorge Luis Borges
This tree keeps falling over. I prop it up,
it falls again. And the rain falls
day after day like a broken wet record.
Here are the birds—tiny, smaller
than birds. And like fresh butcher’s
paper, the light so bright it hurts.
So the birds are paper and so is the sky.
It will be easiest if I draw you a picture,
each of us a different shade of gray.
What goes right is an accident. It can’t
be blamed on us. What goes wrong
is almost impossible to see. How quickly
it disappears, like someone’s hand
into someone else’s pocket.
The cookbook is almost here! It comes out April 15th! (And for those of you who pre-ordered on Amazon, it should be delivered to you on the 15th).
There are 100 vegetarian recipes, inspired by living in our little cabin in the woods, and the local California produce here. Twenty of the recipes are favorites from the blog (like the 3 above) and then there are 80 new ones! (see some of them, here!) Plus the book is packed with lots of my watercolors and photos of the cabin and cocktail parties on our deck.
Just like the blog, everything is displayed visually like the recipes above, so it’s super easy to cook from. There are lots of upcoming book signings scheduled for the New York and San Francisco areas- see them here! More to come. Feel free to sign up for my newsletter for updates.
And of course, you can order the book HERE.
Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.― Louis L’Amour (via psych-quotes)