[laugh until you cry] moments are so important, because the turn from collective connection into an intense experience of (personal, maybe individualized) pathos is rare and precious.

the type of emotion I'm striving towards is something deeply moving, the stuff of a good story. while in design this might not be as direct — maybe it takes the form of a pleasant, soft surprise — I believe that through writing I can be honest.

I think it was an On Being episode with Mary Oliver, or maybe "I like my poems, they're as good as rocks," that I'm envisioning now — a phrase or question that's worthy of being 随身携带, carried around in a pocket close to the heart.

i want to remember those who are afraid of being left behind