the hesitation waltz
dictionaryofobscuresorrows: n. the moment of deciding whether to give a departing acquaintance a handshake or a hug, calculated by measuring your relative orbital trajectory, divided by the time it takes your signals to bounce back and multiplied by the proximity of close friends who just gave them a hug, the extreme gravity of which may well slingshot you into a heartfelt zombie lurch. Anyone...
The next day, re-read the single sheet of paper with the notes of your notes and...– Jack Hitt on writing - eerie parallels with the brief writing process.
Passengers seem to know instinctively how to arrange themselves in an elevator....– Up and Then Down : The New Yorker
In his dreams, he can get out everything he didn’t get out during his waking...– Roger Ebert: The Essential Man (via Instapaper)