Yes, you do! It’s absolutely, insanely brilliant. I saw it when it first aired on TV (on ABC, if I recall correctly) in 2004. I was left awestruck and completely moved. The performances are incredible. The whole miniseries is packed with moments that are memorable, poignant, theatrical, comedic, raw, beautiful, heartbreaking, thought-provoking, and ultimately life-affirming. If it were a film it’d be among my favourites for sure.
“I hope that one day you will have the experience of doing something you do not understand for someone you love.”—Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (via natalyssa) (via crookedhead) (via seacurrents)
I miss you in an unquantifiable way, like how someone would miss a concept, ideal, memory, void. Is it possible to miss something that you never had? Just as love is virtually negligible if never felt or known by its recipient, it’s immaterial that I might love you. And yet, I don’t allow myself to crave you. My timidity, my inferiority complex, my shame, prevent me from voicing this missing above a mere whisper. I can only muster these tentative, amorphous insinuations, buried under layers of periphrastic language, fundamentally defensive. It’s hard to be resigned to the inevitability of you fading, all the while scanning the hallways, stairwells, libraries, streets – hoping to merely catch a glimpse of you again. Anything to sustain me, to have your presence newly felt. That you’re here, that you’re real and tangible and still beautiful, still everything I both long to but wouldn’t dare touch, to even glance upon for a second too long.
“I have come gradually to understand that the liberal arts cliché about teaching you how to think is actually shorthand for a much deeper, more serious idea: learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think. It means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience. Because if you cannot exercise this kind of choice in adult life, you will be totally hosed.”—David Foster Wallace (via honkshu) (via syntheticpubes) (via cankerbloxxom) (via buyhercandy) (via unicornology)
“Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you’ve got a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies – God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.”—Kurt Vonnegut (via razzledazzlerose) (via mllemewshka) (via quitecheeky)