It is a thousand times better to make every kind of mistake than to slide into the habit of hesitation, of uncertainty, of indecision.
I want something else. I’m not even sure what to call it anymore except I know it feels roomy and it’s drenched in sunlight and it’s weightless and I know it’s not cheap. It’s probably not even real.
Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves
Be with someone who makes you better.
A while ago, Google Street View launched a collection of amazing scenes taken by their trucks that can give you a sense of what, say, a walk in Antarctica, or Geneva’s lego-like CERN lab, would be like, as well as a feature that allows you to see the changes in street view images over time. But there are also off-the-grid, unplanned moments that are just as mesmerizing. Here’s a powerful images taken by Google Street View, via 9-eyes. (All images via Google and 9-eyes.)
Being born a woman is an awful tragedy. Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, bar room regulars—to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording—all is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night.