in an age of reflection

A good writer should know as near everything as possible. Naturally he will not. A great enough writer seems to be born with knowledge. But he really is not; he has only been born with the ability to learn in a quicker ratio to the passage of time than other men and without conscious application, and with an intelligence to accept or reject what is already presented as knowledge. There are some things which cannot be learned quickly and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things and because it takes a man’s life to know them the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave. Every novel which is truly written contributes to the total knowledge which is there at the disposal of the next writer who comes, but the next writer must pay, always, a certain nominal percentage in experience to be able to understand and assimilate what is available as his birthright and what he must, in turn, take his departure from.

- Hemingway.

Jul 23
Jul 22
Jul 22

Can I be your friend?

Jul 21

Straightened my hair for the first time in a while. Miss my curly q’s already.

Jul 20

This song is so perfect.

Jul 20

P.S. My brother and I have a recurring theme in our interactions in which we pester eachother about our music selections… I bother him incessantly whenever he plays The Weeknd (because his music is pathetic), and when I played this song the level of disgust which seeped from his mouth and infiltrated our living room was hilarious. I haven’t been around my brother in a while, and it’s ironic how these are the memories which I most remember, and miss.

Frank Donofrio, a barber:

"I have been asking myself why I’m here most of my life. If there’s a purpose I don’t care anymore. I’m seventy-four. I’m on my way out. Let the young people learn the hard way, like I did. No one ever told me anything."

Jul 18
Jul 18

South Central Cartel - All Day Everyday

"Rollin thru St. Louis, what do I see? A gang of mo’ ni*&az dressed just like me".

Jul 18

Twinz - Jump Ta This

P.S. They are sooooo wonderful.

Jul 18

Twinz - Eastside Lb

P.S. I really like how funky the dude who delivers the first verse is.