"We gladly feast on those who would subdue us."

emily

Remember The Selby? It's that great site I plugged a while back consisting of photos (and drawings, and little Q&As, of late) of the homes of creative and interesting people. Pierre Hermé has been profiled recently! Hermé is a pastry chef, known mostly (at least by slavish food-blog followers like myself) for delicious macarons. I'm a macaron fan, when I can find them, as you can see here or here. If you've never had one (and you're not allergic to almonds or anything) you should try them! yes yes

 joey

Exciting news: Kate Beaton has a book!

Regular news post: This is half so I can remember this, myself. But this quote is such a weird sideways way of being optimistic about love. It's like atheism from Romance capital R. It struck me.

From Kurt Vonnegut's Slapstick:

I have had some experiences with love, or think I have, anyway, although the ones I have liked best could easily be described as "common decency." I treated somebody well for a little while, or maybe even for a tremendously long time, and that person treated me well in turn. Love need not have had anything to do with it.

Also: I cannot distinguish between the love I have for people and the love I have for dogs.

When a child, and not watching comedians on film or listening to comedians on the radio, I used to spend a lot of time rolling around on rugs with uncritically affectionate dogs we had.

And I still do a lot of that. The dogs become tired and confused and embarrassed long before I do. I could go on forever.

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Love is where you find it. I think it is foolish to go looking for it, and I think it can often be poisonous.

I wish that people who are conventionally supposed to love each other would say to each other, when they fight, "Please--a little less love, and a little more common decency."