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I avoid “reblogging.” I try to keep the content on this blog as original as possible.

But once in a while you can’t help but just share something great.

I believe that the justification of art is the internal combustion it ignites in the hearts of men and not its shallow, externalized, public manifestations. The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenalin but is, rather, the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.

—Glenn Gould

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Not that I really feel this way, but it’s a beautiful description of a way we’ve all felt at one point or another.

Solitude and loneliness—two things which had once driven him to suicidal despair—were now embraced with dark satisfaction. Better, he’d think—setting off on another adventure to the edge of the world and beyond—to be a frustrated celibate than suffer the agonies of love one more wretched time.

—John Marc de Matteis, Moonshadow

Moonshadow

Illustration by Jon J Muth

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