Posts Tagged ‘futility’
I hear that 100,000 people pass through the nearest stop on the Metro every day. Numbers keep me up. I’m a quant, but that only makes things worse. Always estimating, always calculating the bounds of certainty. Very big numbers give me vertigo. I have this problem worse than most because I can relate to those [...]
A friend told me recently that if she finds herself unable to decide what to do, she tosses a coin and uses it to test how she feels. She didn’t say what she does when she doesn’t want to choose. What do you do?
There is a type of writer who cares less about writing than about being a writer. There is a type of writing that comes from a machine where all the characters and plots are etched onto its keys.
Even if you could replay your memory exactly, it would never be like being there again, you could never bring someone back from then to now. And if you could, perhaps that would be a lonely world in the first place, a world where we really are all just in one another’s minds.