June 14, 2012
newyorker:

Last week, our cartoonists were asked to take this assortment of shapes and use the three that they fancied to create something fanciful.
They had a lot of fun with it, and then we opened up the fun to you guys on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr. And, inspired by the cartoonists’ wacky creations, you took a whack at it. Herewith, some results that caught our fancy: http://nyr.kr/OCv42j

newyorker:

Last week, our cartoonists were asked to take this assortment of shapes and use the three that they fancied to create something fanciful.

They had a lot of fun with it, and then we opened up the fun to you guys on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr. And, inspired by the cartoonists’ wacky creations, you took a whack at it. Herewith, some results that caught our fancy: http://nyr.kr/OCv42j

May 31, 2012
"The sun had come up brilliantly after a heavy rain, and the trees were glistening and very wet. On some impulse, plain exuberance, I suppose, the fellow jumped up and caught hold of a branch, and a storm of luminous water came pouring down on the two of them, and they laughed and took off running, the girl sweeping water off her hair and her dress as if she were a little bit disgusted, but she wasn’t. It was a beautiful thing to see, like something from a myth. I don’t know why I thought of that now, except perhaps because it is easy to believe in such moments that water was made primarily for blessing, and only secondarily for growing vegetables or doing the wash. I wish I had paid more attention to it. My list of regrets may seem unusual, but who can know that they are, really. This is an interesting planet. It deserves all the attention you can give it."

— From Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead, quoted in this New Yorker “Book Bench” post.

Liked posts on Tumblr: More liked posts »