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In west on 05/31/2012 at 12:53 am

Dishonesty in a woman is a thing you
never blame deeply.


From: Steinbeck

In east on 05/30/2012 at 2:51 pm

New York
November 10, 1958

Dear Thom:

We had your letter this morning. I will answer it from my point of view and of course Elaine will from hers.

First — if you are in love — that’s a good thing — that’s about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don’t let anyone make it small or light to you.

Second — There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you — of kindness and consideration and respect — not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn’t know you had. You say this is not puppy love. If you feel so deeply — of course it isn’t puppy love. But I don’t think you were asking me what you feel. You know better than anyone. What you wanted me to help you with is what to do about it — and that I can tell you. Glory in it for one thing and be very glad and grateful for it. The object of love is the best and most beautiful. Try to live up to it. If you love someone — there is no possible harm in saying so — only you must remember that some people are very shy and sometimes the saying must take that shyness into consideration. Girls have a way of knowing or feeling what you feel, but they usually like to hear it also. It sometimes happens that what you feel is not returned for one reason or another — but that does not make your feeling less valuable and good.

Lastly, I know your feeling because I have it and I’m glad you have it. We will be glad to meet Susan. She will be very welcome. But Elaine will make all such arrangements because that is her province and she will be very glad to. She knows about love too and maybe she can give you more help than I can. And don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens — The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.




on Self Portraits

In west on 05/30/2012 at 1:15 am

really terrific photographs by Kyle Thompson, looksy here and here



ah man

In west on 05/30/2012 at 1:12 am

home from a great weekend, new sigur ros out, amen


tuesday et chaud

In east on 05/29/2012 at 5:50 pm

is it officially summer or what? it is scorchin hottt out.

dana lok is in town! going to peruse the warm city streets for din and some good old fashion catching up.



In east on 05/27/2012 at 11:09 am

Sunday in chez Calderón with M.



In west on 05/24/2012 at 1:09 am

we rented a car and are headed to DC tomorrow night and then to Pittsburgh on saturday. currently creating our road trip playlist.

super stoked for this weekend


For: Elie en Roma

In east on 05/24/2012 at 1:04 am

Italy or “Say It Like You Eat It” or 36 Tales About the Pursuit of Pleasure




we are young

In east on 05/23/2012 at 2:28 am

2 days till a grand road trip with M.

22 days till Paris

23 days till Art Basel.


re: Stacks

In west on 05/23/2012 at 12:46 am

It took hours to turn the clock back 30 seconds.

Patty knew, in her heart, that he was wrong in his impression of her. And the mistake she went to go on to make, the really big life mistake, was to go along with Walter’s version of her in spite of knowing that it wasn’t right. He seemed so certain of her goodness that eventually he wore her down.

Even then, when the hike was perfect, I would wonder, ‘Now what?’ And take a picture. Take another picture. Like a man with a photogenic girlfriend he didn’t love.

jonathan franzen