This morning, INTERN woke up and realized that lately she has been thinking about writing and publishing and books pretty much constantly. And she realized that maybe all these book-thoughts have been crowding out other potentially luminous and joyful thoughts. So today, she is declaring Pub Amnesty: a break from thinking about writing, revising, editing, contracts, advances, trim sizes, bookstore demises, e-books, who's publishing who, and (Zeus help us all!) book promotion.
Instead, INTERN is celebrating the following inherently joyful and luminous subjects today:
2. A spoon from Medieval times.
3. Time-lapse videos of mushrooms growing.
4. Mason jars filled with pickled hard-boiled eggs at a gas station.
5. A spoon from the Renaissance (which spoon is happier?)
6. Celestial navigation.
8. Fruit that comes in the mail.
10. Rastafarians (why aren't there more books with Rastafarian narrators? INTERN can't think of a single one. No—that's a books/publishing thought! delete!)
11. Hieronymus Bosch.
12. The fact that every character in Avatar looks like a spokesperson for that "One Flat Belly Rule: OBEY" ad that's all over the web.
14. Neil Young's comb.
16. Those quilts that are actually secret maps.
17. Pancakes with the faces of saints.
18. Pianos that sound like saxophones.
19. Saxophones that sound like John F. Kennedy.
22. Things that dry in the sun.
23. A spoon from the future.
24. All the objects you can make out of clay.
Feel free to add your own Luminous Subjects, and INTERN will dance down the street thinking about them. For truly!