if this was 2007, an alt title would be something with ‘random’ in it

Some Playlists

— some songs that make me think of philosophy —

— it’s really hard tho, so here’s this —

— and i really like classical music so here are all my favorites —

Some Poems I Like

‘Discontinuous Poems,’ Alberto Caeiro/Fernando Pessoa:

‘You Who Never Arrived,’ Rainer Maria Rilke:

Some Good Writing



Short Stories

Some Good Movies

(in no particular order)

La double vie de Véronique (1991): directed by one of my favorites, Krzysztof Kieslowski, this is an *amazing* look into emotion, intuition, identity, and the power / fragility of human connection. it’s also really quite beautiful & made me really consider getting into puppeteering.

In the Mood for Love (2000): this one is incredible for the little moments of life — standing in a street, a look that wasn’t, expansions and downplays of events that loom large. it’s beautiful, poignant, aching and somehow comes out realistic.

Pulp Fiction (1994): it’s earned its fame. consistently witty and dynamic, this is a film always seems to have the feel of a book you can’t put down.

Queen (2014): you know that place right underneath your heart, where your ribs end? watching this one is like having all your breath caught right there, as you hope and hope for the main character (who very quickly is your best friend) to succeed.

Vertigo (1958): a classic. go-to reference for the horrors of trying to (re)create the past, and life’s cruel / apathetic responses to these deeply human drives.

Mulan (1998): I still cry every time I see this one. the near overwhelming pressure to be someone who you aren’t, the pressure to do something good, the sexism, and stubbornness of self required to try and surmount all of it was a cathartic balm for this young indian girl.

The Matrix (1999): not sure if I could’ve visualized most of the brain-in-vat / evil demon / external world skepticism stuff without this as the launching pad, tbh. I think one of my favorite things about movies / film is that it makes you feel, make contact with the abstract things philosophers are supposedly talking about.

Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004), Before Midnight (2013):

Casablanca (1942):



The Love Witch

The Handmaiden

Wild Strawberries



Do The Right Thing

Some Good Art