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CRUNK JUICE

(2012) published by steve roggenbuck, online in the public domain…. I find this compilation a peaceful yet anxious reminder that I am alive…. these are some of his own highlighted responses:

“THIS IS WHERE BEAUTY
GOES TO DIE.” – ANONYMOUS COMMENTER
“AS SOMEONE WHO ENJOYS POETRY
I CAN SAY THESE ARE SOME OF
THE STUPIDEST THINGS
I HAVE EVER READ.”
“THIS SHIT IS NOTHING BUT
SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION.
YOU ARE A GIMMICK,
I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU TAKE
YOURSELF SERIOUSLY.”
“I WISH I COULD EXPRESS IN 140
CHARACTERS HOW INCREDIBLY
TERRIBLE YOUR ‘POEMS’ ARE.”

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astranger-infiction

Nothing

“I sit and wonder, often, about nothing, and wonder what it would be like to be nothing.”

Thought Catalog

Let the nothing around you, become you, let it sit upon your shoulders as a cloak, as a king upon a throne. Let it weigh you down, as it envelops all that you are, all that you will become. Let it sit where only you can see it, and let yourself know it’s there, only you can see nothing after all.

Wonder in amazement as you give it shape, purpose, a juxtaposition from which to be. Let that thought settle in you as you gaze, and think to yourself, that nothing feels good, feels like home. Think that you would like nothing more, because it’s already there, because there it is, what’s left of it, and all there is to say about it.

Wonder why you never had the guts to fill this garment, why you always let everything stand between you and nothing, and how, it was really always there, waiting for you to claim it as your own, nothing seems…

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Thanks, Ira Glass

Thought Catalog

Just a quick shoutout to a certain demographic. If you create as a habit, hobby or job — writing, visual arts, music, design, whatever — I think this will mean something to you. If you once did but don’t any more then it may be even more relevant.

I don’t remember where I first saw it but it’s been making the rounds in the social media channels:

Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot…

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The thought catalog feeds my thoughts all day long… for the 20 something student who thinks of themselves as an intellectual, an activist, an adventurist…

Thought Catalog

1. You take a pen and paper with you everywhere, sometimes even into bed with you, just in case you have an idea at three in the morning that absolutely must be remembered. That idea never usually ends up good, but like everything you say when you’re stoned, it sounded very good at the time.

2. You really, really want to buy a typewriter, even though you never expect to actually use it. You just want a typewriter because you’re one of the 10 people in the world who still finds them romantic and sexy. All of those people are writers.

3. When you date someone and they say that they majored in “English” or “Poetry,” you’re instantly excited but then exceedingly nervous. Why? Because you’ll eventually be expected to read some of their poetry — something they really love and don’t show to a lot of people — and…

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