|—||Banana Yoshimoto, Kitchen (via poetry-and-tea)|
|—||Come, Thou Tortoise, Jessica Grant (2009)|
Being old does not necessarily make you wise and mature. I feel that people tend to take this for granted. Though I know some very wise older people, I also know at least a few who are close-minded, naive, and have many things to learn about how to live well.
What was the germ of the idea for Upstream Color?
“The idea I started with was personal identity, and personal narratives; how those things come into being, and what happens if they’re disrupted. People sort of have these set beliefs about the world, and what’s good and what’s evil and what they deserve in life. Once those things are ingrained, they dictate the way you see yourself. So the inception of it was about personal identity and what it looks like if you completely strip that away, and force somebody to rebuild with the wrong tools, or with the wrong information.”
“It is common for koalas to roam back to their home range afterwards and become confused to find nothing there. A worker noticed a koala had been sitting stationary in broad daylight on top of wood piles for over an hour.”
One of the saddest photos you will see this week.
oh my god.