The week of never-ending rain.
Covered - 06/14
"So, what I guess I’m trying to answer or say is that I don’t - being inside my head is what I have to offer you, and so that’s what I do. And it isn’t - to me, when I relate to a piece of fiction or a novel or something, it isn’t that it makes me step outside of myself. Although sometimes, there are those kind of books. But, I mean, the things that I really relate to is when I read something that is articulate, something that I felt but haven’t been able to articulate. And I find that incredibly moving. And I find an incredible sense of community in that.
And sometimes it’s over centuries, which is even more exciting to me. If I read something somebody wrote 300 years ago, and it’s me, you know, what I’m going through now in my head - I mean, it sends chills down my spine. And I feel like that’s what I want to be able to offer, that if I offer myself, that there’s a chance that somebody else will feel connected because they felt that. And even if the story is sad, you can be connected in your sadness and the sadness of being a human being.”
—Oscar Wilde (via observando)