qotd: open

fullsizeoutput_3233Leave the door open for the unknown, the door into the dark. That’s where the most important things come from, where you yourself came from, and where you will go.

—Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost 

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qotd: write

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The thing you want to write, before you wrote it, was impossible to write. Otherwise it would already exist. You writing it makes it possible.

—Alexander Chee, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

qotd: running

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Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that’s the essence of running, and a metaphor for life—and for me, for writing as whole.

—Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running