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"You're married to a mystery"

I think it's funny how LC's album covers look like they were done using MS Paint in 1995.

First Listen: Leonard Cohen, 'Popular Problems'

"Being a songwriter is like being a nun: You're married to a mystery. It's not a particularly generous mystery, but other people have that experience with matrimony anyway."
Leonard Cohen Offers Rare Peek Into His Process at 'Popular Problems' Preview
+ Leonard Cohen discusses Hallelujah

+ Leonard Cohen @ Glastonbury 2008 - Hallelujah

egocentric memory/estrangement from self

Of course I am oversimplifying. When I tell you “sense of direction,” I mean what French neuroscientist Alain Berthoz terms egocentric memory which, he writes, is the “vestibular memory of self-motion.” To use Berthoz’s own example, this means intuitively remembering what it feels like to make one full turn in the dark —a movement-memory stored in the inner ear to call up later and translate, by complicated synaptic algorithms, into a pirouette. Negotiating space using landmarks is, conversely, allocentric memory. Most people, in navigating from A to B, are able to combine those cognitive skills.
All the Spaces Between Us: Struggling to Connect in a Pixilated World

On Leaving 
5 Things I Learned as the Internet's Most Hated Person
#GamerGate: Here's why everybody in the video game world is fighting

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A lot of it is about suffering and how something always feels not quite right


"A lot of it is about suffering and how something always feels not quite right."
- My Muse

My wonderful muse was talking about something else but this line reminded me of The Leftovers. Especially after last night's overachieving and incredible season finale was stuck in my head. 

"This, then, is the message of The Leftovers, revealed in the final minute of the final episode of the season. Pain, loss, grief, failure, shame: these things are real, and the damage they do is lasting and debilitating."
“The Leftovers” finale: Frustrating and painful — but hopeful, too

This instrumental moves me. Everytime it was used in the show it was perfect.

[ Max Richter: November ]