Jorge Luis Borges, “The Threatened”
What do Freud, Maria Abramovi, Beethoven, and you have in common? For one, the need to sleep.
The science of sleep and its glorious effects on creativity, productivity, and sanity gets a lot of press these days. That said, the sleep habits of some of your favorite writers, musicians, and artists may surprise you a little.
The bedtimes and rising times of history’s greatest minds are inventively illustrated in Mason Currey’s Daily Rituals: How Artists Work. The infographic seems to debunk the myth that geniuses stay up through the wee hours working manically, and that you’re more creative when you’re tired—most of these 27 luminaries got a wholesome eight hours a night.
Interesting approach, Balzac.
The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.
I took selfies for the first time today. The process was very vain, but oddly gratifying.
What else are you supposed to with selfies besides put them on tumblr?
Lovers - Paris 1950s
[3/10] The Waves by Virginia Woolf
"I see nothing. We may sink and settle on the waves. The sea will drum in my ears. The white petals will be darkened with sea water. They will float for a moment and then sink. Rolling over the waves will shoulder me under. Everything falls in a tremendous shower, dissolving me."
Attention: this is my favorite book ever, ever, ever, ever.
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close