nathaniel stuart

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Welcome to my life. #marfa


Welcome to my life. #marfa

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“Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.”

—   William Blake (via drakontomalloi)

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It’s a grey Sunday morning and I’m drawing pictures! I’m not particularly good at it, but goddamn if it isn’t fun to do something you’re not particularly good at and see yourself get better in real time. Did you notice the metaphor for this update? I put it right at the start, ‘cause with everything else that’s been going on this week I might forget to include it otherwise. I’ve got the next few hours all to myself, and if I keep up the pace I have been (which is to say sporadic + with gusto) I should have this close-to-final draft of the scifairytale wrapped and out to readers by the end of the week!

  • "You’ve got a real talent there. Can I have some more?"
  • Sam² storyboards! (“You should just draw it yourself.”)
  • Challenging programs for challenging clients!
  • Best PT session yet!
  • 3x new PT clients starting next week!
  • Magic tricks and confusion with the little dude!
  • "You’re not on this planet, are you?"
  • "There should be more people like you."
  • Brain storms with Ben!
  • Burgers and art biz with Steve!
  • Regular world-saving with Jock!
  • Finally starting to recognise what flirting looks like!

I went out and bought myself breakfast this week, and for the first time in ever didn’t have to worry about the bill. I’ve got a veritable barrage of boxes of things winging their way to me - not presents so much as replacements and repairs for everything that broke down or fell apart over the last six month sprint before I got into the gym. Once I wrap the storyboard draft I get to go back to writing redbrickroad, and when I’m not doing those I get to go to “work” and be the person I wish I’d met before I blew my back out. The trick, I’m finding, is to make every day look as different  as possible to the last. Figure out what it is and where you want it to be, measure the distance between it and you, then get to building bridges or wings or whatever it takes. There’s no such thing as time to waste ‘cause there’s no such thing as time but now. Go!


There must have been at least one ancient culture whose name for the Milky Way would have translated as “Giant Nighttime Sky Vagina.”


There must have been at least one ancient culture whose name for the Milky Way would have translated as “Giant Nighttime Sky Vagina.”

“We are at the beginning of the second week. We are children of the eighth day.”

—   Thornton Wilder

“Stubbornly persist, and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits.”

—   Robert Brault

“Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.”

—   Niccolò Machiavelli (via elige)

(Source: CKND, via elige)

the whole ‘looking good, man’ thing is becoming so regular as to be a little unsettling.

“What have you known of loss that makes you different from other men?”

—   Gilgamesh

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”

—   Nora Roberts (via observando)

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“Do not chase people. Be you and do your own thing and work hard. The right people who belong in your life will come to you and stay.”

—   Wu Tang (via hqlines)

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“Insecurity kills all that is beautiful.”

—   Shaun Morgan (via elige)

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“Power without love is reckless and abusive and love without power is sentimental and anemic.”

—   Martin Luther King, Jr.

“So the universe is not quite as you thought it was. You’d better rearrange your beliefs, then. Because you certainly can’t rearrange the universe.”

—   Isaac Asimov (via divineirony)

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