Today's Twitter gem:
Chuck Wendig - @ChuckWendig: Inside you are two wolves. One has Generalized Anxiety Disorder and the other has Adult ADHD. The one who wins is oh wait I’m just receiving word that they’re teaming up. They’re a team now. So that’s happening.

12 October Twitter gem:
@InadeBree: ‘The most dangerous aspect of present-day life is the dissolution of the feeling of individual responsibility.’ - Eugenio Montale

Tonight's Twitter gem:
@AriaAber: "mysticism is the anti-babel. it is a search for a common language, after language has been shattered. it is the invention of a 'language of angels', because that of man has been disseminated." ––michel de certeau

Tonight’s Twitter gem:

'I walk slowly, like one who comes from so far away he doesn't expect to arrive.'
~ J. L. Borges
@holdengraber with thanks to @berfrois

band boosted

From David Leonhardt's 2021-09-02 newsletter (paywalled?):

As the journalist Alexandra Tempus [recently wrote]( for Times Opinion:

> We are now at the dawn of America’s Great Climate Migration Era. For now, it is piecemeal, and moves are often temporary. … But permanent relocations, by individuals and eventually whole communities, are increasingly becoming unavoidable.

"I want to build my skills for patience to stay longer than that in the transitional spaces, to not be overwhelmed while I pay attention to what’s cracking irritatingly and inconveniently, to what’s opening, what’s confusing, and what’s flourishing in the transitioning cracks. (The history of the present-in-transition.)"
- Lauren Berlant (28 April 2017)

Twitter gem, from a few days ago:
@LiteraryVienna: “I suspect the truth is that we are waiting, all of us, against insurmountable odds, for something extraordinary to happen to us.”

Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed

Plague Poems - @PlaguePoems:
Contrary to what
the pop song declared
it is the end of the world
as we know it
and I do not
feel fine.

* A compendium of the seventy-fourth week of plague poems…

today's Twitter gem:
doctor peanut - @NINETIREDBUGS: ok the problem with thinking "it's been a really tough week! why shouldn't i get myself a little treat" is that it's been at least 53 rough weeks in a row and the amount of little treats i now require to feel baseline happy is accelerating at a terrifying pace

Right, off to bed.
So as not to sleep.
To listen to the darkness,
the silence, the solitude and the dead.

-Samuel Beckett, from a letter to Mania Perón
via @chowleen on Twitter

@simsa04 on the topic of gnusocial v. twitter my experience is that it is easier to navigate and save threads from Twitter with 3rd party tools. (I have been able to copy your comments out, but I cannot find my own oots back to you. gah!

Today's Twitter gem: Emily Flake - @EmilyFlake: If you add a comma, “Call me, Ishmael” turns Moby-Dick into the world’s longest voicemail

For today's smile from Twitter:
(Joyce Carol Oates - @JoyceCarolOates): UFO, CRT, PTSD & IMO go into a bar....

(Jody Price - @jodzilla64): and the bartender said “we don’t serve acronyms in this bar.” The acronyms said “at least we stand for something!”

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