Things I liked this week (Week 44, 2021)
↑ by Oliver Jeffers
Wow, it's November and Things to Click has been on hiatus way too long. Fear not, I'm back to shepherd you through the cold dark months with frivolous non-doom scrolly links.
“November holds the in-between. Between warmth and cold, between light and dark, between living and dying. The eleventh month, getting darker, getting colder, echoes our own eventual winding down and gives chance to live in the richest, deepest way.” from the Dark Feels Different in November.
It sounds like I may need a House Cardigan. Also: "[best Billy Idol voice] It's a nice day for a... light sweater WHOA... It's a nice day for a... CARDIGAAAAAN" Joke by @cortronic link via Laura Olin.
"Where one might expect earthmoving equipment and rough piles of dirt, there was instead a sea of white oversized foam bricks, scattered and stacked beside rebar and retaining walls like the landscape architects had decided to build a park from gigantic Lego bricks. This is geofoam."
I really enjoyed The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold: Here is a bit of flavor in the form of two sentences from the beginning book: "Years ago, long before the narration of her father turned unreliable, dissolving like one of those Sweet’N Lows in his favorite stale black tea, Nico would climb into his armchair and sit in his lap as he read The Phantom Tollbooth or Tuck Everlasting or any one of the hundreds of books in the cozy-dank Farmhouse library, and even now, even here, she could smell her father’s beard, feel the glow of flames from the fireplace, hear the soothing salivary tones of his reading voice, and Nico wondered if perhaps that was life after life: not a physical place, but a loop of some former time in which a person, after death, was allowed to relive over and over again. There, in a story, in her father’s armchair—in her father’s arms—Nico hoped that was the afterlife."
A tool to help you decide what to draw.
As always I hope you and yours are safe and doing well!