For The Young Who Want To
by Marge Piercy Talent is what they say you have after the novel is published and favorably reviewed. Beforehand what you have is a tedious delusion, a hobby like knitting. Work is what you have done after the play is produced and the audience claps. Before that friends keep asking when you are planning to go out and get a job. Genius is what they know you had after the third volume of...
It’s harder to imagine the past that went away than it is to imagine the future....– William Gibson I’ve been trying to get through Neuromancer* for the past month and it is so difficult to imagine because by now the words he made up actually mean real things. *Neuromancer is a cyberpunk novel written by William Gibson and published in 1984. Gibson is often cited as the...
I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.– Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland