Subtle Muddle

65: Learning to love middle old age.

“’Memory is [consciously and unconsciously] editing and reediting the narrative of our lives,’ Gettleman wrote of the vast capacity of human beings to lie to themselves ‘…liberating urgency of old age and knowing we’re on the way out, we finally realize that the world no longer belongs to us.’“ 

“’Things are shitty’ she said. ‘The politics are shitty. The economy is shitty. You can’t even lie about it anymore.’ Later, I felt like weeping…to hear my own 26-year-old daughter characterize the world in such a dystopic fashion. It was time for Wisdom…the voice of experience. In this I cannot say I stepped up to the plate. The future was the best I had to offer: Wait. It will seem better in the morning.’“

“’…I was faced with the ineffable assumption that the world had gone on for billions of years before my birth and would continue for billions more after my death. The concept left me clutching my frayed ego like an airplane-seat cushion in a stormy sea. But not anymore. Rather, it seems ULTIMATE FREEDOM, to glimpse a vision of the vaunted self in the rearview mirror, my atoms re-dispersed to the ceaseless continuum that is the TRUE BEAUTY of things.’“

65: Learning to love middle old age.

“’Memory is [consciously and unconsciously] editing and reediting the narrative of our lives,’ Gettleman wrote of the vast capacity of human beings to lie to themselves ‘…liberating urgency of old age and knowing we’re on the way out, we finally realize that the world no longer belongs to us.’“

“’Things are shitty’ she said. ‘The politics are shitty. The economy is shitty. You can’t even lie about it anymore.’ Later, I felt like weeping…to hear my own 26-year-old daughter characterize the world in such a dystopic fashion. It was time for Wisdom…the voice of experience. In this I cannot say I stepped up to the plate. The future was the best I had to offer: Wait. It will seem better in the morning.’“

“’…I was faced with the ineffable assumption that the world had gone on for billions of years before my birth and would continue for billions more after my death. The concept left me clutching my frayed ego like an airplane-seat cushion in a stormy sea. But not anymore. Rather, it seems ULTIMATE FREEDOM, to glimpse a vision of the vaunted self in the rearview mirror, my atoms re-dispersed to the ceaseless continuum that is the TRUE BEAUTY of things.’“



“The person who doesn’t scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs.”
- Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

“The person who doesn’t scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs.”

- Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

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Priscilla Presley

Have four of the coolest brothers but so grateful for my even cooler sister. Here’s to National Sibling Day:

Have four of the coolest brothers but so grateful for my even cooler sister. Here’s to National Sibling Day:

Visual criteria for future lovers.

Visual criteria for future lovers.

Lena Dunham: “Something I feel about being in your twenties, which is different than Sex & the City…about women in their thirties, who had successful careers, pre-recession, the best most supportive friends. The characters on our show are tortured. If you ask a girl in her twenties ‘Are you a happy person?’, I think she can say ‘I have happy moments…’ Maybe people will radically disagree with me, but I don’t really think it’s possible to be an at peace human when you’re between 22 and 30.”

Lena Dunham: “Something I feel about being in your twenties, which is different than Sex & the City…about women in their thirties, who had successful careers, pre-recession, the best most supportive friends. The characters on our show are tortured. If you ask a girl in her twenties ‘Are you a happy person?’, I think she can say ‘I have happy moments…’ Maybe people will radically disagree with me, but I don’t really think it’s possible to be an at peace human when you’re between 22 and 30.”


"Dylan and the Band in Austin, Texas - 1965"

"Dylan and the Band in Austin, Texas - 1965"

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