Captivating Thursday is a meme hosted by Choco/Meg that showcases beautiful things–whether it be photos, quotes, poetry, music, videos, or anything else that I happen upon.
I am reading this amazing book, “The Best Young Writers and Artists in America: We Are Quiet, We Are Loud.” What makes this book so awesome? This is us, twifties. We are the best young writers and artists in America the world. Anyway, I’m going to quote something from a few of these stories and poems that I’ve read so far. Enjoy, I hope it’s as inspiring to you as it is to me.
“I had never realized that time doesn’t knock on the bathroom door, that it could pass us by in a haze, second hands and minute hands exhausted in their indiscrimination.”
‘Spark’ ~ Samuel Lansey
“I didn’t add in my discovery that the teenage experience, made legendary by Hollywood, is like an amusement park ride. In theory, it looks like fun, but then it gives you motion sickness.”
‘The Punk and I’ ~ Phoebe Rusch
“Girls like us make lovers of phrases
keep them under our tongues,
while they soften our faces.”
‘October Story’ ~ Denise Rickman
“I looked at him and before I spoke there was a flash in which I thought, Silence is not so bad. The feeling that time isn’t passing when you’re underwater – that you’re suspended in agelessness – reached up from the shore and grabbed me for a half second. I forgot everything. Then it was gone and I was a teenage girl standing on the dirt banks of the Beauna River where a friend had once died.”
‘The Problem With Jump-Off Trees’ ~ Erin Weeks
“He told me his favorite Santa Monica month was December. Only a December in Santa Monica is no different than a werewolf in London – it’s the sort of thing you write songs about, but it’s only a figment of the imagination.”
‘Asher’ ~ Marguerite Weisman
“‘Let’s always be friends,’ he said.
‘Always,’ I said, knowing no one can promise always.
I figured that even if he were lying, we were at least lying together.”
‘All The Wrong Places’ ~ Briana Severson
And lastly, this one goes out to you! Yes, You! Happy Thursday!