Time isn’t straightforward, it mixes everything up, shuffles the dead, merges them, separates them out again, advances backward, retreats in reverse, spins like a merry-go-round, like a tiny wheel in a laboratory cage, and traps us in funerals and marches and detentions, leaving us with no assurance of continuity or escape.

~Nona Fernández, Space Invaders (translated by Natasha Wimmer)

Every second of waking life is one big game of finding the needle in the haystack, although it’s really more like ignoring all the haystacks so we can find the needle that’s really important to us.

~Bill Keaggy