Monday, July 2, 2012

two things

This by Joan Didion is so beautiful, her quote about why she writes:
“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear. Why did the oil refineries around Carquinez Straits seem sinister to me in the summer of 1956? Why have the night lights in the bevatron burned in my mind for twenty years? What is going on in these pictures in my mind?” (from this article)
And Duncan Trussell's podcast with a spiritualist/philosopher/gay porn star Did Something to me. The way he and Duncan talked about spirituality and existing in the tension between the spiritual and the physical resonated with me so crazily and I don't think I am the same since listening to this. (interview with Duncan Trussell and Conner Habib is here)

2 comments:

David said...

I really like you a lot and appreciate the things you share with everyone on FB, your podcast and blog. So, thanks for being willing to share what you find.

Craig said...

Duncan's podcast with Conner Habib really was incredible. What Stephy hit on, about their discussion on the cross and the tension between the divine and humanity, did something to me as well. So much of modern Christian thought surrounds around working so hard to rid ourselves of humanity, when Jesus himself was the epitome of that tension. Over the past year, I've been thinking so much about Jesus' words while hanging on the cross, "My God, my god, why have you forsaken me." That one statement changes everything. It's beautiful.