No writing is wasted. Did you know that sourdough from San Francisco is leavened partly by a bacteria called lactobacillus sanfrancisensis? It is native to the soil there, and does not do well elsewhere. But any kitchen can become an ecosystem. If you bake a lot, your kitchen will become a happy home to wild yeasts, and all your bread will taste better. Even a failed loaf is not wasted. Likewise, cheese makers wash the dairy floor with whey. Tomato gardeners compost with rotten tomatoes. No writing is wasted: the words you can’t put in your book can wash the floor, live in the soil, lurk around in the air. They will make the next words better.
—Erin Bow (via observando)
Books are like seeds. They can lie dormant for centuries and then flower in the most unpromising soil.
—Carl Sagan (via observando)
Anonymous asked: Do you think a person can live without sex or masturbation?
Many people have lived very fulfilling lives without sex, including Jesus. Chastity does not mean mutilation, innocence does not mean ignorance and desires are not needs.