Friday Flowers #3
A few links to things I enjoyed this week, that I think you might enjoy, too. Plus some pictures of pretty flowers.
“I suspect it’s easier to teach a waitress to be a writer than an intellectual to be a waiter.”
“Growing up, summer vacation simply meant no school. As I got older, I would meet people who’d gone to camps, whose families could fly to Disney World or Europe, who rented cottages on the ocean. But all I and my siblings did was roam the backstreets of our town, trying to avoid trouble or go looking for it.”
“But in asking my girlfriend to spend the rest of her life with me, and with no plans to live elsewhere, I am once again reminded that this place I love dearly has not always loved me back.”
“Lack of options, of alternatives, of fantasies can kill you. Gomper and J.T. and I knew that better than anything. It was axiomatic for us. I'd rather suck at something than be dead.”
If you’re in search of a good book, I was recently on the Today Show recommending a few summer reads—including the previously-mentioned John Wray’s new novel, Gone to the Wolves. Otherwise, that’s about it from me. I hope you get out there and enjoy the world a bit this weekend. 🍓
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