This month I uprooted my life for the first time this year and moved cities, from my hometown to Chicago, leaving me with little time to read or blog.
My month of reading books in translation was surprisingly productive up until the middle of the month, when I fell ill at the same time as my plans to move cities in January fell apart. It took me a week to fully recover, which ate up a lot of my free time.
Expansive and engaging, Rebecca Solnit’s Wanderlust explores the history of walking in the West.
An engaging memoir from the junior U.S. Senator for California, Kamala Harris’s The Truths We Hold sketches the author’s early life, political career, and 2020 campaign platform.
The story of human intimacy is one of constantly allowing ourselves to see those we love most deeply in a new, more fractured light. Look hard. Risk that.
―Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things
Memories must make do with their delirium, with their drift. A moment stopped would burn like a frame of film blocked before the furnace of the projector.
—Chris Marker, Sans Soleil
You were made and set here to give voice to this, your own astonishment.
—Annie Dillard, “Write Till You Drop”