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Jon Kortajarena for the Spring/Summer 2014 Collections for Esquire UK 

10:48

i’m completely all over the place this semester, doing so much and yet, doing too little. i seem to be doing more for myself, rather than using my gifts to serve God. if i can do this much for the college, then surely i can do more to serve the church - i don’t want teaching sunday school or playing the guitar for kids worship or reaching out to the youth in my neighbourhood to become a chore, something i dread, something i put on the back burner. show me again, God, the weight of eternity.

12:33

can’t seem to do anything right. one of those days, you know? the harder i try, the harder i fall.

learning humility, and perhaps just this —

so much of life is contingent on whose hands you put things in. i.e. give me a basketball and you’ll simply have a klutz trying to shoot some hoops, but give the same basketball to michael jordan and you have an NBA championship, etc etc. i think i’ve been way too stubborn for way too long. time to trust God and find my way back. 

WHY IS SURRENDER SO HARD

4:44

Hang overhead from all directions
Radiation from the porcelain light
Blind and blistered by the morning white
I dream a highway back to you

12:32

i feel like this will always be one of those bittersweet things. i will always look back at it in fondness, but the truth is maybe i’m better without it. 

thankful for the simplest things: the company of a friend who listens and understands, the knowledge that when i call, God will answer. thankful for stillness in the quiet / comfortable silence in the car on the way home. being right in the centre of each moment, knowing it will pass and living it intensely.

i wish i could tell you how much i’ve grown.

12:10

We may give our human loves the unconditional allegiance which we owe only to God. Then they become gods: then they become demons. Then they will destroy us, and also destroy themselves. For natural loves that are allowed to become gods do not remain loves. They are still called so, but can become in fact complicated forms of hatred. 

God is love, but love is not God.

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8:55

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greatest Jim and Pam scenes: 19/20 

"She’s really funny. She’s warm. And she’s just … anyway." 

8:54

WRITING IS MAGIC, AS MUCH AS THE WATER OF LIFE AS ANY OTHER CREATIVE ART. THE WATER IS FREE. SO DRINK.

8:45
Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules for Writers ↘

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In one of my favorite Stephen King interviews, he talks at length about the vital importance of a good opening line. “There are all sorts of theories,” he says, “it’s a tricky thing.” “But there’s one thing” he’s sure about: “An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story. It…

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8:40

❝ Next year I will not be the self of this year now. And that is why I laugh at the transient, the ephemeral; laugh, while clutching, holding, tenderly, like a fool his toy, cracked glass, water through fingers. For all the writing, for all the invention of engines to express & convey & capture life, it is the living of it that is the gimmick. It goes by, and whatever dream you use to dope up the pains and hurts, it goes. Delude yourself about printed islands of permanence. You’ve only got so long to live. You’re getting your dream. Things are working, blind forces, no personal spiritual beneficent ones except your own intelligence and the good will of a few other fools and fellow humans. So hit it while it’s hot.
7:39

alif: did you see the tagline for the sale of feminine products in the lobby

lycia: no why

alif: it’s bad. something like “for a better experience during your period” or whatever

alif: might as well put ‘bleed happy’

3:23

what broken people we are. and yet, and yet…

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