bookbear express

Peishan Huang
Created 12 Dec 2019
  • giving up control
    17 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    by John Marin In Hawaii I gingerly stepped into the water and tried not to slip on the smooth river rocks. There were wild horses on the road to Waipi’o Valley and everything was wet and lush and gree...
  • knowing myself
    08 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    by Richard Diebenkorn It’s said all the time that boundaries are essential to self-esteem and emotional health. What’s not said as often is that constructing good boundaries requires sufficient knowle...
  • seeing people
    04 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    by Joan Mitchell The moment I really know someone is the moment when I’m no longer afraid. Sometimes it comes sooner and sometimes later. I don’t mean “know” in the sense that I’ve excavated every per...
  • saying it right
    29 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    by Rita Ackermann I wrote the skeleton of the story in an urgent outpour. It took probably four months to write a crude draft. It took another eight to flesh it out. I knew everything that would happe...
  • one small thing
    22 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    by Gerhard Richter I’ve been traveling too much lately. Right now I’m pretty bad at maintaining my daily routine when I’m away from home—my sleep schedule gets messed up, I eat out and go to too many ...
  • attachments
    19 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Lowell and Hardwick in the 1950s 1. Here’s my theory of relationships: I think everybody is looking for someone who can wreck them. You don’t need another human being to access unmediated experience (...
  • needs
    12 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    by Willem de Kooning I used to joke that I got too much of what I wanted and not enough of what I needed. Looking back, I was really trying to say that I didn’t understand what my needs were. Of cours...
  • the long slog
    07 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    by Martha Jungwirth Some days what I write just feels dead to me. There’s no motion, no breath, no little twitch of the closed eye on the page. Some days I can’t bear to drag myself to the gym—too sic...
  • taking care of yourself
    31 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    by Helen Frankenthaler A few days ago I saw this book rec: Read more
  • getting around on my own
    26 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    by Georgia O’Keeffe I’m on the freeway and my driving instructor is on the phone with another student. He has a heavy Vietnamese accent and sometimes I can’t understand certain directions he gives. He...
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