27 May 2022
“There is still so much room for well-rounded anti-heroines in commercial literature, for anyone who’s not a cis straight man to bubble with murderous rage.” The legacy of Gone Girl.
“Reading these words, I consider how language and literature have illuminated my life, both supplementing and complementing my spiritual practice. And how the lark and the light could represent divine mystery, and how my bearing witness to the sliver of humanity lit up by literature helps me understand that mystery a little bit more.” Prayer Consists of Attention: On Reading as a Spiritual Practice (If this resonates with you, pair with Julia Cameron’s Seeking Wisdom: A Spiritual Path to Creative Connection.)
“Solitude can protect the seeds of creativity, and loneliness contains a priceless gift, if we can tolerate the initial discomfort, and avoid the seduction of despair.” Roseanne Cash.
- When Things Get Dark, a collection of short stories inspired by Shirley Jackson and edited by Ellen Datlow, is really fantastic.
- I recently read the new gothic ghost story classic The Woman in Black, by Susan Hill, for the first time and I should have read it far sooner.
- The underrated 1984 thriller/horror film The Hitcher is now on HBO Max and worth catching.
- If you want your 90s alternative music fix, this playlist will do this trick.