The Jen Hill

The Jen Hill

Scavenged bits & pieces from the topmost peak of The Jen Hill.
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Social Instigator & Rallier of Troupes---
You'll either fall in love with me, or want to run me over.--
Nerds Unite.

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Ever finished a book? I mean, truly finished one? Cover to cover. Closed the spine with that slow awakening that comes with reentering consciousness?

You take a breath, deep from the bottom of your lungs and sit there. Book in both hands, your head staring down at the cover, back page or wall in front of you.

You’re grateful, thoughtful, pensive. You feel like a piece of you was just gained and lost. You’ve just experienced something deep, something intimate… Full from the experience, the connection, the richness that comes after digesting another soul.

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It’s no surprise that readers are better people. Having experienced someone else’s life through abstract eyes, they’ve learned what it’s like to leave their bodies and see the world through other frames of reference. They have access to hundreds of souls, and the collected wisdom of all them.

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Beautiful read on why readers are, “scientifically,” the best people to date

Perhaps Kafka’s timeless contention that books are "the axe for the frozen sea inside us" applies equally to the frozen sea between us. 

(via explore-blog)

Dreams With Sharp Teeth - Harlan Ellison 

Without a singular doubt — my favourite documentary.
“You can’t separate the work and the man. I’ve felt, ever since I met Harlan, that really what Harlan is engaged in —- the art form that Harlan is creating, is this HUGE piece of performance art called ‘Harlan Ellison’”.

- Neil Gaiman

(excuse the infrequent voice over ads —- or rent the damned thing yourself)

(Source: vimeo.com)