I’m still alive, and I am engaging. The longer I am away from this blog, the bigger a deal it seems to post anything here. It’s like when I forget to cut my fringe for ages, and then when it gets to the point that I can’t deny how badly my hair is dangling in my eyes, I can’t do it. I’ve lost my nerve.
Anyway, I’m still here. I am engaging. These are the things I have been engaging with – a tiny, curated slice of my life.
– The extract of Lena Dunham’s book, which appeared on The New Yorker last week.
– I recently read Ronnie Scott’s Salad Days and loved it. He writes lyrically (beautiful, punch-to-the-gut nonfiction) about whether we can really ever justify our consumption of incredibly expensive food. A few notes from my reading (and notes on my WIP on food and memory, hence this is what the notes lean towards) here.
– And this dance made me cry – I still find it surprising every time I watch it. A clearer but incomplete version is here.
– Today I reached 26,000 words of Honours work, and finished my first draft of both exegesis and creative components. Let the redrafting begin!
– Finally, I’m happy about Austin Kleon’s book Show Your Work. In it, he encourages creative people to share their work. No matter what it is. And so here I am, showing. These are the things that are driving me right now.