Jun 10Liked by Brian Leli

So good!

Ebert’s words on how to be human remind me a lot of Kurt Vonnegut, another great Midwesterner, who exhorted his listeners in seemingly every lecture he gave towards the end of his life to create something daily, because “creating makes your soul grow.” When I saw him speak in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1999-ish, I felt like he was speaking directly to me, but it turned out to be an urgent message he was trying to get out to anyone, anywhere who would listen.

Nothing is anything without connection. Connection is what we seek through these little black slabs we cradle so tenderly. Meanwhile, my cats, who don’t read and don’t understand why my hands are so often occupied, just want pets.

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This was great. Such an in-depth and thought-provoking read.

There is something strangley satisfying about making connections and I find the more seemingly random those connections are the more I enjoy it. And what’s interesting to me is - why. Why do I like connecting things (especially with writing) that could just be left unconnected...

Makes me wonder 🤔... as did you piece.


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