One of the more embarrassing and self-indulgent challenges of our time is the task of relearning how to concentrate. The past decade has seen an unparalleled assault on our capacity to fix our minds steadily on anything. To sit still and think, without succumbing to an anxious reach for a machine, has become almost impossible.
The obsession with current events is relentless. We are made to feel that at any point, somewhere on the globe, something may occur to sweep away old certainties—something that, if we failed to learn about it instantaneously, could leave us wholly unable to comprehend ourselves or our fellows."
What Most Schools Don’t Teach
How To Be Alone by Andrea Dorfman
Thoughts on the human condition…poetically illustrated <3
There’s Nothing Quite Like a Real Book
Patricia Ellis Herr, Up: A Mother and Daughter’s Peakbacking Adventure (via rainydaysandblankets)