A month ago, I posted this on Facebook — but there’s no obvious or convenient way to search your Facebook history, so after copious backward time-traveling, I recovered it and will post it here, easily searchable to me and the world:
At the end of the day, we live in a world with good food and people we can love and that’s in the ‘win’ column. And it’s a big enough win that no matter how horrible things get, even on a day when I can’t say that I really even believe that, I know it’s true.
— John Darnielle in The Life Of The World To Come (the movie)
And now, back to writing the article about Darnielle.
3 thoughts on “The Win”
Have you stopped blogging?
Well, in one sense I’ve been blogging more actively for the past while than I had been for the weeks before that; but if you would like more personal, reflective writing, that’ll come after I finish the article, four lectionary helps, and two book reviews that I’m working on just now. Article is almost entirely done; one book review is mostly written out. But it’s hard to generate much surplus literary energy when my (ill-considered) commitments lay claim to the first-fruits of my imagination.
OK, I know you are busier than I where it’s exciting watching the grass grow but I am not Facebooking!
I love you regardless!