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craigtommola:

“When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history, it becomes more beautiful.” - Barbara Bloom

craigtommola:

“When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history, it becomes more beautiful.” - Barbara Bloom

(via catherinewillis)

To shift the structure of a sentence alters the meaning of that sentence, as definitely and inflexibly as the position of a camera alters the meaning of the object photographed. Many people know about camera angles now, but not so many know about sentences.

Joan Didion on writing (via explore-blog)

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nwroth:

Someone (brilliant) has made graphs of the content of On The Road. She color coded the subject matter and in one graph, focuses on how long Kerouac discusses it, making a 90 degree turn when the subject changes. In the other graph, she presents the same information, indicated in the same way, but as a bar graph, making it much more detached and informational. 

Anyway, cool bit of information, and the visuals are neat. 

(via fuckyeahreading)