“The impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes.”—Annie Dillard
“It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others.”—Susan Sontag
I’m not a simple person, and the complexity — if I can name what it consists of (and it’s probably increased now because I’ve been so sick this year) — is the total absurdity of life.