But what’s a worm now to do?
People want to believe gender is something that’s essential, and people repeat these essentialist ideas all the time. “Oh, women do that” and “Oh, men do that” and the reality is that all women don’t anything. We as individuals do what we do, you know, and sometimes that’s informed by gender and sometimes it’s just who we are. And I think all that just makes people really, really uncomfortable because they don’t want to think about who they are.
She hopes for nothing except fine weather and a resolution. She wants to end properly, like a good sentence.
—Zadie Smith - White Teeth (via nobighair)
I’m still struggling with whether or not sending someone a poem and saying “this reminded me of you” is cool or lame.