Happy October! I think it’s a promising one. What plans do you have for fall? Jackson turns 10 this coming week, which feels like a big milestone, and both kids are getting excited for Halloween and are planning costumes. (Last year neither one was excited and Jackson didn’t even do a costume, so it feels like a real win that this year there’s a little more optimism and enthusiasm.) Our cat, Miles, is 16 and declining pretty quickly, so I’ll be trying to get in some cozy, hygge time with him while I still can. And I’ll be making lots of soups, my favorite.
Hope you have a great weekend, and here are some links you might enjoy:
Mick Jagger went to a dive bar in Charlotte and literally everybody missed him (I saw him once with the whole band along with Martin Scorsese, walking out of a movie theater on the Upper West Side as Drew and I were strolling by, after the release of the Scorsese’s documentary about the Stones).
Wow, this is such a perfect analysis of the moment we find ourselves in, the Internet/ Social Media Age:
I’ve come to believe that, in the Internet age, the psychologically destabilizing experience of fame is coming for everyone. Everyone is losing their minds online because the combination of mass fame and mass surveillance increasingly channels our most basic impulses—toward loving and being loved, caring for and being cared for, getting the people we know to laugh at our jokes—into the project of impressing strangers, a project that cannot, by definition, sate our desires but feels close enough to real human connection that we cannot but pursue it in ever more compulsive ways.