The certainty that all of this will end…
Antilibraries, Wild Things, and cleverly Buddhist pop music.
Eight great things worth sharing this week:
Happy Thanksgiving (a little early) from the unceded land of the Tongva (aka Los Angeles). May we embrace gratitude and enjoy our time with family while at the same time (because we’re all intelligent grown-ups here and we can hold more than one thought in our heads) acknowledge that history is complicated.
I loved this article about the value of books you own but haven’t yet read. “Let us call this collection of unread books an antilibrary… it challenges our self-estimation by providing a constant, niggling reminder of all we don’t know.”
Nerd Word of the Week: Quire ~ twenty-five sheets of identically sized paper (twenty-four if you’re artsy).
When I started the Scribbling Buddha I set a goal of reaching 1,000 subscribers by the end of 2022. As of this morning, I’m at 951. Only 49 more to go! Please take a moment and ask yourself if you know anyone that would enjoy a weekly, entertaining newsletter about writing and mindfulness. Then click this button. (And thank you!)
In honor of its 125th birthday, the Brooklyn Public Library released a list of the 125 most-borrowed books. The winner: Where The Wild Things Are. To that I say: “We’ll eat you up we love you so.”
This book Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow keeps popping up. Someone at A Very Important Meeting was singing its praises, and then it appeared this week at the top of Amazon’s Best Books of 2022 list AND won Book of the Year from Book of the Month. I guess I’m adding it to my TBR list.
Ear Candy: I was listening to an old playlist earlier this week and The One Moment by Okay Go came on. I’ve never really noticed the opening lines before: “Theres nothing more lovely / Theres nothing more profound / Than the certainty / Than the certainty that all of this will end…” Very Buddhist. Oh, and the album is called Hungry Ghost. I’m sensing a theme. Also, if you haven’t seen it, the video is kind of mind blowing.
If you’re ever feeling discouraged and feel like no one is ever going to want to read what you’re writing, please know that we all feel that way sometimes. It’s part of the journey. Take heart and remember, even if you’re one in a million, there are 8,000 people in the word exactly like you.
Happy writing, my friends,
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