A lot of our ideas about what we can do at different ages and what age means are so arbitrary
Ray Bradbury on adapting Moby-Dick for the silver screen (via Open Culture)
You know, depending on who asks me, I usually say something like The Bicycle Thief, like if we were on a date. In reality, it’s Aliens.
“The street is largely empty now. It is an in-between time, one of several in the course of the day, and when one turns a corner from one of the side streets onto Geary at this particular hour, the wind abruptly meets you and pushes you backward as if a stern rebuke to never entirely let slip from your mind the record of all of history’s misfortunes.”
From Wildsam’s Field Guide to San Francisco, the poet August Kleinzahler on living in the city by the bay.