Since both have new novels out in September, there’s been a recent rise in link-worthy pieces by Junot Diaz and Zadie Smith. They are, by far, two of my favourite writers, authors, thinkers, feelers.
If you’ve known me forever, you’d know that most of my early writing/blogging/online diarizing was highly sentimental and this is something I’ve been exploring a lot more lately. The well of teary thought dried up with my last super-serious relationship - couldn’t even muster glassy eyes when my favourite uncle had a stroke that’s left him unable to work to this day - but looking back on my early journals, before my emotional coma, that’s where the good stuff was. I suppose it’s when I wasn’t trying so hard.
Also: “This Is How You Lose Her?” God, the title alone makes me want to crawl into bed and stay there until I have a headache from oversleep.