Tolkien is a storyteller, a myth maker, for he believed that myths demonstrated truth, that truth cannot actually be understood apart from myth. We can have no true vision of the stars unless we can first see them as “songs of living silver,” no true understanding of the earth until we can first understand it as our mother. Our myths matter a good deal, and how we think of elves is of vital importance to how we think of ourselves.
Life should be lived to the point of tears
Feliz 2014. Happy new year. Feliz año nuevo. Bonne année.
Not every movie can be The Hunger Games. You might not have heard of them, or you might’ve written them off—either way, here are the movies of 2013 that deserved more eyeballs.
If you cannot be a poet, be the poem
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect
A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything
So I think a lot about the contrast between banality and wonder, between disengagement and radiant ecstasy, between being unaffected by the here and now or being absolutely ravished emotionally by it. (SILVA, Jason)