Habit, in fact, comes from the Latin word meaning dress and then, in the Middle Ages, came to mean the dress worn by the religious.
For a full decade, tequila lifted my spirits, proffered the sunshine to my tortured, weighty soul.
All things — all texts — are to be read. And, in fact, all things are always already read.
A good reading is life affirming. I’ll one up that: a critical reading creates life! It takes what you think you’re seeing, what you think is done, and shows you whole other worlds.
Metonymy is not synecdoche.
I had a female friend who would always disparage young women who dated older guys (of course, said disparagement was aimed not very subtly at me).
We are always entering a world in progress.
Language is weird. It’s a kind of system that includes all these different elements — words, punctuation, meanings — and the way the elements combine, that is, grammar.
Change the shape and you change experience.
If I truly affirm everything, feel that everything that happens is as it’s supposed to happen because it did in fact happen, what do I make of the intense grief I experience with the loss of a loved one?