When he climbed, life welled up, overflowed in him. His ambitions had been ordinary, but after the Dru it was different. A great, an indestructible happiness filled him. He had found his life.
--James Salter, "Solo Faces"
What I’m doing with my life
Writing it. Perhaps I should say it's writing me. Sometimes it's difficult to tell the difference. That's the good news.
I’m really good at
Isn't it better for you to find out at your own pace?
The first things people usually notice about me
The hair. It seems to have a life of its own.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
"A Sport and a Pastime," Salter
"Bringing Up Baby," Hawks
"Sweet Rain," Stan Getz
The six things I could never do without
I don't think there's anything I can't do without. That was a hard lesson to learn. But, having learned it, it's a lesson I don't think I'd want to do without--ever.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
"Love consists in this, that two solitudes meet, protect and greet each other"--Rilke
On a typical Friday night I am
Relaxing--in moderation. (I work Saturday.)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Again, better to find out, slowly, no? I realize that we live in the age of no privacy. But I think we should resist that for all we're worth.
You should message me if
The spirit moves. After all, "the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life."