Alice Bradley's Weekly Newsletter: Crazy on You!
DO NOT BE ALARMED
I don't really want to go crazy on you. That Heart song has taken up residence in my head this week. I started to write a blog post called "Please Don't Go Crazy On Me" but it's not exactly a fresh reference. I DON'T WANT TO LOSE THE MILLENNIALS.
THING I WROTE THIS WEEK
Anxiety: Even Less Fun Than You'd Think
Me: Huh. Did I eat something weird?
NFD: Hello. I am the Nameless, Formless Dread.
Me: Jesus—get off me! I’m trying to work.
NFD: I will help. That thing you’re doing is bad.
THINGS I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU
Scientist Discovered New Shade of Blue: They actually discovered it in 2009, but I guess they're "officially releasing it" this year. (Who knew that colors could get released?)
Hot damn! This reminded me of a story about the late, great Oliver Sacks, who once got super high and hallucinated a brilliant shade of indigo that he then searched for, to no avail, for years. We found it, Oliver! Come back!
The Exorcists Next Door: Meet a nice suburban couple in their '60s who cast out demons.
For the next four hours, I will witness an exorcism—or, as they prefer to call it, “deliverance session”—and it will blow my mind.
I've been reading exorcism stories lately. I swear I'm not possessed by even a single minor demon.
Just Don't Lose the Magic: Austin Kleon on why you should fight the urge to get too serious about your creative work.
Stay at it, but stay light. Don’t be afraid to do what comes naturally.
Remember, writers/artists/mimes/whatever you do: if you're not having fun, your audience isn't going to, either.
Speaking of which: it's a long weekend! I'm going to go listen to more Heart and also eat soft-serve ice cream for lunch.