On Anxiety and ethics:
Kierkegaard stating “Whoever has learned to be anxious in the right way has learned the ultimate…It is an adventure that every human being has to live through, learning to be anxious so as not to be ruined either by never having been in anxiety or by sinking into it” is what Avital Ronell means when she says that anxiety is the mode of ethicity par excellence.
yo rhet-eric your favorite things
A Tumblr that probes the eternal question: are we networking right now or fangirling? E.g. This text message exchange between feelingofgaze and start-anywhere about karaj
this warms my heart! i’ve been meaning to post about “excitable media”—it’s all in my drafts—i just keep getting lost in fashion tumblring. anyway, as you know, i have a lot of love for both of these blogs.
i love that this project is getting acceleratingly meta.
She’d like to tell Clarissa something, something important, but can’t get it phrased. “I love you” is easy enough. “I love you” has become almost ordinary, being said not only on anniversaries and birthdays but spontaneously, in bed or at the kitchen sink or even in cabs within hearing of foreign drivers who believe women should walk three paces behind their husbands. Sally and Clarissa are not stingy with their affections, and that of course is good, but now Sally finds that she wants to go home and say something more, something that extends not only beyond the sweet and the comforting but beyond passion itself. What she wants to say has to do with all the people who’ve died; it has to do with her own feelings of enormous good fortune and imminent, devastating loss.