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哭过的眼 看岁月 更清楚 想一个人 闪着泪光 是一种幸福 Very poignant – and fitting, I (like to) think – lines. Google Translate just absolutely butchered the Mandarin, so here goes an offhand prose rendition: eyes that remember crying see the passage of time more clearly. to be able to think of a person while blinking back tears, that … Continue reading



There's an ad on my post page that says, "You don't have to be perfect to be a perfect parent. There are thousands of siblings in foster care who'll take you just as you are." I find it slightly offensive; it feels like they're implying that children in foster care are willing to 'settle' just … Continue reading


Sometimes I feel like if I tell other people enough things for long enough, and never retreat into the accusing mirror of my solitude, I will be fine, just peachy. If I talk enough to drown out the static and the uncertainty and the disillusion – it’s 2 am, and I’m halfway through my EE … Continue reading


“What’s bad and what’s good? What should we love and what should we hate? What is life for, and what am I? What is life? What is death? What kind of force is it that directs everything?” he kept asking himself. And there were no answers to any of these questions, except one illogical response … Continue reading