“Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.”—Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye
Wishing Margaret Atwood the happiest of birthdays today!
I think a writer’s job is to provoke questions. I like to think that if someone’s read a book of mine, they’ve had—I don’t know what—the literary equivalent of a shower. Something that would start them thinking in a slightly different way perhaps. That’s what I think writers are for. This is what our function is. We spend all our time thinking about how things work, why things happen, which means that we are more sensitive to what’s going on.
To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.
|—||Bill Bryson (via ablogwithaview)|
We are walking through fake scenes, but ourselves, as we walk through these scenes, are real.