92…Is the number of books on my “to read” list after completing week 5/6 at the publishing course. An inverse relationship is growing between the number of books I want (NEED) to read and the amount of free time I have, which currently has been reduced to:
"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives"
I once had a garden filled with flowers that grew only on dark thoughts but they need constant attention & one day I decided I had better things to do.
First official trip to the famous Hungarian Pasty Shop on 111th to commemorate the beginning of book workshop week aka the week we all might die from lack of sleep and over-stress. It’s like the week before comps all over again! Except more fun and without grades and I hopefully find a job at the end.
this is a dress-up box for the future & it’s filled with stuff like courage & love & play because they’re the only things that are any use at all when you get right down to it.
Lately social media has been giving me anxiety so naturally I started a 1150 page book to start filling up the odd moments between lectures after meals before bed where a phone would normally suffice. Note: the phone was lighter.
Student at Columbia University carrying books, New York, 1948. Photograph by Stanley Kubrick for Look Magazine.
First major CPC assignment is done and even though it’s one of the lesser ones of the dozens that are left in the next 5 weeks (1 week down, ah!) I am letting myself be proud and relieved. As a reward: free reading on the lawn between the two libraries in the comfortingly warm summer sun.