work in progress.


“a work in progress quickly becomes feral. it reverts to a wild state overnight . . . it is a lion growing in strength. you must visit it every day and reassert your mastery over it. if you skip a day, you are, quite rightly, afraid to open the door to its room. you enter its room with bravura, holding a chair at the thing and shouting, ‘simba!’” 

annie dillard, on things getting out of control