To be a monster is to be a hybrid signal, a lighthouse: both shelter and warning at once.

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, Ocean Vuong

You don’t have your feelings, they have you.

Notes from the Fog, Ben Marcus

Surely there is something to be said for drawing a circle around our attention and remaining within that circle.

But how large should this circle be?

The Embassy of Cambodia, Zadie Smith

The few bits of self-knowledge we manage to collect never arrive in time…

The Shape of the Ruins, Juan Gabriel Vasquez

…how often knowledge comes like this: a casually effected violence which throws the world just west of true.

Sight, Jessie Greengrass