“Remember (when time comes) how chaos died
To shape the shining leaf. Then turn, have courage,
Wrap arms and roots together, be convulsed
With grief, and bring back chaos out of shape.
I will be watching then as I watch now.
I will praise darkness now, but then the leaf.”—Conrad Aiken, from “The Room” (via proustitute)
“The final stage of finding your superhero name is accepting how little difference it really makes. Okay, there’s this thing you can do like no other person on the planet. That makes you special, but being special really doesn’t mean anything. You sill have to get dressed in the morning. Your shoelaces still break. Your lover will still leave you if you don’t treat her right.”—All My Friends Are Superheroes, Andrew Kaufman.