So I went to my favourite corner of the Internet today, Rookie, as I do on every first of the month, to read Tavi Gevinson's letter from the editor (who is my biggest source of inspiration and an unstoppable force of positive energy). Unbeknownst to me, Tavi engineered the magazine's February theme very similarly to my own Aquarius Season theme: "On Display." She even used Bowie as the cornerstone for her letter! I'm feeling a kinship with this lovely lady rn (whom I have actually met once, a truly shining moment in my void of a life) and it seemed too spectacular and strange of a coincidence not to share. Also, she voiced some of my very own thoughts better than I ever could. Since I certainly identify with, as Bowie would say, the title of "tasteful thief," I thought I would share some other inspirations and thoughts involving Strangeness from outside voices. I am constantly being affected by the words hurtling around me, and it's important for me to document them, always.
- Starting with Tavi: "Across Bowie’s 25 albums are lessons in engaging your every multitude to the umpteenth degree and feeling no obligation to hang out in them for too long."
- Welcome to Night Vale, Episode 75: "But here's a little secret for you: no one is ever the same thing again after anything. You are never the same twice, and much of your unhappiness comes from trying to pretend that you are. Accept that you are different each day, and do so joyfully, recognizing it for the gift it is. Work within the desires and goals of the person you are currently, until you aren't that person anymore, and everything changes once again."
- Virginia Woolf, The Waves: "I rise from my worst disasters, I turn, I change."
- @deluge: what would your alter ego do
- Rob Pruitt's Multiple Personalities paintings
- Marina and the Diamonds' sophomore album Electra Heart and the exploitation of archetypes.
- Thoreau, Walden: “They say that characters were engraven on the bathtub of king Tching-thang to this effect: 'renew thyself completely each day; do it again, and again, and forever again.' I can understand that. Morning brings back the heroic ages.”
- Of course, the ever-enduring The Breakfast Club quote: "We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all."
- Samantha Conlon's "I Pledge Allegiance to the Young Girl"